In December, Polska Grupa Energetyczna – the Branch in Turów Power Plant, received the first out of three 6Dg locomotives commissioned from Newag. The contract for loco modernization of the net value of PLN8,910, was signed on 27.06.2014. The last locomotive will have been handed over by the end of January 2016.
These locomotives constitute the next generation of 6Dg locos. The differences include, among other, the driver’s cab, which is modeled on the driver’s cab of the 18D locomotive. The modernized 6Dg has new headlights and exterior railings installed. The doors to the machinery and electrical compartments have been newly fitted. The locomotive has been equipped with a radio control system and a ZSŚ 2006 automatic screw coupling.
Due to the ordering party’s strict requirements concerning noise emission levels, the locomotive was equipped with special, additional noise control elements and systems.
The CAT C27 diesel engine, compliant with the new Stage IIIB exhaust emission standard, is cooled with a refrigerating unit consisting of cooler panels in a “V’ arrangement with a fan powered by a reducer with a detachable pneumatically controlled coupling.
In 2014, NEWAG S.A. maintained its leading position in the segment of modernizing SM42 and SM48 diesel locomotives. In total, thirty-one locomotives were modernized at the Nowy Sącz company including ten 6Dg, ten 18D and ten 15D locos and one two-engine 6DI locomotive, ensuring again Newag’s 100% market share in this segment.