Today, NEWAG S.A. signed its biggest contract in the history of the company with the contract net value exceeding half a billion PLN. The contract signed with PKP Cargo guarantees the supply of 31 brand-new DRAGON 2 electric locomotives, seven out of which will be equipped with an extra shunting module and 24 locos will have dual-voltage system adapted to be operated in the Czech Republic and Slovakia where they will be officially approved. The delivery of the locos will take place in the period from 2019 to 2022, according to the schedule agreed on by the parties.
E6ACTa DRAGON 2 is a six-axle electric locomotive designed to pull heavy freight trains. DRAGON 2 locomotives use cutting-edge, reliable technologies and ensure very comfortable working conditions for train drivers. The loco’s main advantage is its high tractive force which, combined with the loco’s big weight, an effective anti-skid system and each axle drive enables it to pull heavy freight trains. DRAGON 2 locomotive is the first in Europe six-axle electric locomotive fully compliant with the Technical Specifications for Interoperability (TSI 2014) and equipped with Level 2 ETCS system. This locomotive has SiC-based converters ensuring smooth operation in high temperatures, reduced noise levels, a 50% reduction in energy loss and its machinery size and weight have been reduced by 60%.