Record Production at TÜLOMSAŞ…
Binali Yıldırım, Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communication, says that "TÜLOMSAŞ has reached its highest locomotive manufacturing level with 55 locomotives in 2015. The economic contribution of TÜLOMSAŞ to Turkish economy is 346 million Turkish Liras by manufacturing 250 various types of freight wagons, 4 diesel generator sets, 100 traction motors, by overhauling 66 locomotives in TCDD Fleet and 287 traction motors"
Binali Yıldırım, Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communication, also points that “The affiliated TCDD company Turkish Locomotive and Machine Company Inc. (TÜLOMSAŞ) manufactured 55 locomotives last year. This amount of production contributes 346 million Turkish Liras to Turkish economy”.
Yıldırım tells to Anadolu Agency correspondent “Besides reaching its highest locomotive manufacturing capacity in 2015, TÜLOMSAŞ manufactured two different types of locomotives, totally 55 units, and in 2015 and dedicated them to Turkish people.
With the production of 4 pieces of E 68000 type of electrical main line locomotives in a month and 2 pieces of DE 36000 type diesel-electrical main line locomotives in a month, TÜLOMSAŞ manufactured 6 locomotives in a month totally in Eskişehir. TÜLOMSAŞ also manufactured 20 high-tech, new generation DE 36000 type of mainline locomotives for TCDD and 10 units of high-tech, new generation DE 36000 type of mainline locomotives for General Electric to be exported to Europe.
Yıldırım added that totally 72 pieces of E 68000 type of electrical main line locomotives have been manufactured for TCDD in the last three years at TÜLOMSAŞ. TÜLOMSAŞ does have the licence rights of the mentioned locomotive so TÜLOMSAŞ has the right of marketing and manufacturing the locomotive. Manufacturing this high-tech locomotives at TÜLOMSAŞ causes job opportunities to subsidiary industries and contributes high level employment at manufacturing stage. This will not only provide technologic contribution but also economic contribution to Turkey’s economy. In the scope of this locomotive’s know-how transfer, it will be exported".
Yıldırım reminded that 250 various types of freight wagons, 4 diesel generator sets, 100 traction motors were manufactured last year and 66 locomotives in TCDD Fleet and 287 traction motors were overhauled at TÜLOMSAŞ so the result of all is 346 million Turkish Liras to Turkey’s economy.
“Within the scope of localization the imported materials costing totally 250 million Turkish liras have been local production up to now. The amount of the localization projects is 10 million Turkish liras and annual income of these projects is 1 million liras” says Yıldırım.
- "On the basis of sales turnover TÜLOMSAŞ has grown 6 times more in the last 12 years "
Yıldırım says that TÜLOMSAŞ’s turnover was 65 million Turkish Liras in 2003 but now it is 399 million Turkish Liras 2015, so on the basis of sales turnover TÜLOMSAŞ has grown 6 times more in the last 12 years.
Binali Yıldırım, Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communication also explains the projects supported in the scope of R & D:
"E1000 the first National Electrical Locomotive Project:
For the first time the first step towards the design of the traction part of an electrical locomotive has been accomplished at TÜLOMSAŞ in Turkey.
Marine Diesel Generator Manufacturing Project:
8 pieces of marine diesel engine set have been manufactured at TÜLOMSAŞ locally with the name of TÜLOMSAŞ. They have been assembled on the biggest ship in Van Lake.
TÜLOMSAŞ is one of the companies manufacturing AC traction motors in the world. The manufacturing of AC traction motor has been accomplished at TÜLOMSAŞ in the scope of local traction motor manufacturing project.
The Light Freight Wagon Project has been completed by TÜLOMSAŞ, İTÜ (İstanbul Technical University) and TÜBİTAK (The Scientific and Technological Researsch Council Of Turkey). The new multi-purposed, flat wagon which is the most demanded and needed wagon by TCDD and Logistics Companies has been manufactured in scope of the new wagon project.
Operating safely and continuously the TSI certified freight wagons in Europe has been aimed. The local freight wagon with Y25 L(s)d1-k bogies and TSI certified has been manufactured at TÜLOMSAŞ locally".