13 July 2011 y.
TVZ is building new cars for Rosenergoatom
Tverskoy couch building plant (belongs to ZAO Transmashholding Group) completes work on delivery of 13 cars for transportation of fuel assemblies.
Cars for transportation of 11-9960 model shipping packaging sets are produced by OAO TVZ for Rosenergoatom concern. These are freight all-steel air-proof cars of 27 tons tonnage designed for shipping packaging sets for all types modern Russian reactors. The contract for development and delivery of such cars was signed in 2010.
As opposed to the rolling stock used for that purpose earlier, the 11-9960 model car is equipped with the longer extended frame allowing to increase weightlifting capacity of the car and improve its efficiency.
New TVZ products have passed the required cycle of certification tests. This May the 11-9960 model car got a conformity certificate of the Federal Railway Transport Certification Register (RSFZhT). At the end of the same month the first two cars were delivered to the Customer. The availability of the conformity certificate for the cars allows operating them at public OAO RZD tracks.
In July execution of work under the contract for delivery of 13 cars will be fully completed and finished products will be transferred to the Customer.
In the near future new cars will be tested in real operation conditions, based on the results of that operation further orders are likely to follow. The current state of the Russian nuclear power generation industry and ten power stations currently operating in Russia where 31 power-generating units are used, contemplate great demand of nuclear energy producers in such rolling stock.
At present Tverskoy couch building plant is the only enterprise producing cars for transportation of fuel used by nuclear power stations.