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Hector Rail AB, a Swedish rail transport company, has ordered 15 Vectron alternating-current (AC) locomotives. Delivery is planned beginning in the spring of 2018. All of the locomotives will have a maximum output of 6,400 KW and a top speed of 200 km/h. All Vectron AC locomotives are equipped with the European Train Control System (ETCS) as well as the ATC2-STM train control system. The locomotives will be used for heavy freight and timber transport in Sweden and Norway. To bridge short stretches without overhead power lines, the locomotives have a diesel power module with radio remote control on board.
Hector Rail is an independent line haul provider for the European rail transport market headquartered in Sweden. The company provides transport solutions for heavy industrial products as well as intermodal freight and passenger transport for industrial companies. Hector Rail's fleet includes 75 locomotives, and covers a total of over seven million train kilometers a year. Hector Rail initially ordered five Vectron locomotives from Siemens in July 2016. The order included an option for the 15 locomotives of this type that were just ordered.
For further information about the Vectron locomotive, please see: www.siemens.com/press/vectron
For additional information about the Mobility Division, please see: www.siemens.com/mobility
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