Industry Minister Visits Major Freight Locomotive Production Line at MAPNA

Iranian Minister of Industry, Mine, and Trade Abbas Aliabadi took a tour of MAPNA Locomotive Engineering and Manufacturing Company (MLC) on February 7, 2024.

Accompanied by MAPNA Group officials, including its President Mohammad Owliya, Aliabadi was briefed on the design and production of the MAP30 freight locomotive

The company began constructing MAP30, a 4000-horsepower freight locomotive, with most parts and components manufactured inside Iran, following an agreement with the national railway operator.

The MAP30 has a larger freight capacity than the MAP24 since it includes an AC auxiliary generator and powerful tractive power.

The new locomotive is built to withstand the harshest weather conditions.

The development of MAP30 will enhance MLC’s competitiveness in domestic and international markets and improve the country’s railway fleet.

MLC was established in 2007 and began with a large-scale project of producing 150 Iran Safir locomotives under Siemens license. The company has a production capacity of 120 locomotives and rail vehicles per year, and a production area of 160,000 square meters. It has various workshops and test facilities for manufacturing different locomotives, such as diesel-electric, shunting, metro, trainset, and passenger locomotives.

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