Wednesday, June 05, 2013

MotivePower gets order from Australian lessor

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Wabtec Corp. said Wednesday, June 5, 2013 its MotivePower subsidiary has received an order to build six additional locomotives for CFCLA Rail JV Pty Ltd., a joint venture of CFCL Australia Pty. Ltd. and Marubeni Corp. of Tokyo. In 2012, the company ordered 10 MotivePower locomotives.

Wilmerding, Pa.-based Wabtec noted CFCL Australia is the leading locomotive and freight car lessor in Australia, and Marubeni is a Japanese company with interests in transportation and a variety of other industries.

The six additional locomotives, to be delivered in 2014, will be MotivePower's standard gauge MP33C international model, the same type as the initial 10 units (and similar to the locomotive in the photo above). The locomotives will include components from a number of other Wabtec divisions.

Wabtec Chairman and CEO Albert J. Neupaver said, "This additional order demonstrates CFCLA's confidence in our locomotive product, and builds on Wabtec's strong presence in Australia. These locomotives will meet our customers' needs for more-efficient equipment, and will position Wabtec for similar opportunities globally."