Rolls-Royce enter Chinese locomotive exports market

Posted on 26 Jan 2015 by Victoria Fitzgerald

Rolls-Royce has won a contract to deliver engines for Chinese locomotive manufacturer CNR Dalian.

The order, said to be worth roughly £70m, marks Rolls-Royce entry into the Chinese export market for freight locomotives.

The firm will supply 232 of its MTU Series 400 engine, which are set to be used to upgrade South Africa’s Transnet Freight Rail new trains.

Rolls-Royce Power Systems CSO, Dr Michael Haidinger: “Winning this order signals our breakthrough into the market for Chinese freight locomotives, which are being exported in ever larger quantities.”