[CZ] ČD Cargo publishes a tender for up to 55 new locomotives

ČD Cargo from the Czech Republic has published a tender for the acquisition of up to 55 new locomotives. ČD Cargo wants to close a frame contract that includes an initial order for ten multi system electric locomotives and three diesel locomotives.

During the fours years that follow after the official signing of the contract, ČD Cargo wants to have the option to increase the number of locomotives on order up to a total of 55 – 50x multi system electric and 5 diesel.

Main requirements multi system locomotives:

  • 25 kV/50Hz AC, 15 kV/16,7 Hz AC, 3 kV DC
  • Minimum power rating: 5.5 MW under AC – 5MW under 3kV DC
  • ČD Cargo plans to operated them in CZ/SK/DE/AT (package 1) – HU/PL (package 2) – HR/SI (package 3)
  • ETCS level 2 baseline 3 (minimal v3.4.0) with a dynamic transition between ETCS and national security systems

Main requirements diesel locomotives:

  • Minimum power rating: 2.4 MW
  • Diesel engine needs to be compliant with Stage IIIb
  • ČD Cargo plans to operated them in CZ/SK/DE/AT (package 1) – HU (package 2)
  • ETCS level 2 baseline 3 (minimal v3.4.0) with a dynamic transition between ETCS and national security systems

The first MS and diesel locomotive needs to be delivered within 14 months after contract signing.

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