Sierra Leone's Leone Rock Metal Group Receives Advanced New Locomotives from China

Sierra Leone's Leone Rock Metal Group Receives Advanced New Locomotives from China
Leone Rock Metal Group has celebrated the completion of its 12-million-ton mineral processing plant, the acquisition of ten new locomotives, and the disbursement of its largest Community Development Agreement (CDA) Fund payment. On 10 May, CRRC Ziyang Co., Ltd. noted the handover of "the world's most powerful narrow-gauge AC drive diesel locomotives exported by China to Sierra Leone, which are set to operate in Tonkolili, Sierra Leone for the first time." This batch of locomotives, manufactured by CRRC Ziyang under CRRC Corporation Limited, is designed for African narrow-gauge railways. The locomotives adopt advanced AC transmission technology and are equipped with a 3680 kW medium-speed diesel engine, capable of completing 10,000 tons of heavy-duty traction in double-locomotive configurations. Multi-system integration technology is an innovative approach to enhancing the safety and reliability of the locomotive. From contract signing to locomotive development and final delivery, CRRC Ziyang managed to complete this project in less than three months, setting a new record for the shortest development time of diesel locomotives.

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