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RailPower partners with Scandinavian locomotive reconditioning company


RailPower Technologies Corp. recently reached an agreement with Swedish Train Technology (STT) under which STT will provide locomotive conversions of RailPower's hybrid Green Goat® switchers in Scandinavia. The companies plan to sign a partnership contract within the next few weeks.

STT reconditions and refurbishes diesel locomotives, rail cars and maintenance-of-way equipment.

"This is RailPower's first major partnership in Europe and one that will be focused firmly on Scandinavia, where there is a strong drive to introduce locomotive technology that also brings improvements in performance, noise reductions, fuel savings and emissions reductions," said RailPower President and Chief Executive Officer Jim Maier in a prepared statement.

Featuring 130-horsepower diesel generators and long-life recyclable batteries, 2,000-horsepower Green Goats are designed to reduce NOx and other emissions 50 percent to 80 percent, and cut fuel use about 50 percent compared with conventional 1,000- to 2,000-horsepower switchers.

"RailPower's hybrid locomotive technology has a significant market opportunity in Scandinavia, where eco-friendly technology is an important consideration," said STT Managing Director Stellan Hagman.