The Chinese state press agency Xinhua reports: For the first time, complete locomotives will be delivered from China to Germany. Chinese rolling stock manufacturer CRRC Zhuzhou Locomotive and Deutsche Bahn (DB) has closed a deal for four hybrid shunting locomotives wth an option for 16 more.
handelsblatt.com states: DB issued an European tender for the new locomotives, that will be used for infrastructural services, in 2017, but received no offers. Then DB decided to order locomotives in China.
Railjournal has detailed information about the deal.