National Electric Locomotive is on the Rails Next Year: Science, Industry and Technology Minister Fikri Işık stated that the national electric locomotive will be on the rails in 2016. "will be able to give the ability."
Işık made evaluations to the correspondent of AA regarding the “National Electric Locomotive E1000 Project”.
Republic of Turkey State Railways (TCDD) maneuvers and short distance transport to meet load bearing requirements, Maritime Affairs and Communications Ministry and the 1 megawatts in expressing that they are developing electric locomotives Light project Turkey Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK) also said that they support.
Minister Işık said that rail vehicle driving and control systems, such as the drawframe, drawframe control unit, central control unit, which have the highest value-added components in the rail vehicle sector in the developed world only in developed countries, are the most important mechanisms that provide the mobility to the locomotive. In order to design and produce the system domestically, the National Electric Locomotive Project was started in 2011 and Işık said that 10 scientists work in a project with a budget of 18 million pounds.
- “Next up is an electric car”
The project, Turkey Locomotive and Engine Industry AŞ (TÜLOMSAŞ) also explained that stakeholders Light, said:
"All outputs developed under the project have previously been carried out with high added value and product design in Turkey. Indigenous developed as traction converters, central control unit, engine control and monitoring board locomotive with software dynamic model and dynamic behavior analysis was made and Turkey was produced electric locomotive in 1 megawatt of traction power. Road tests and subsystem calibrations of the locomotive, whose integration has been completed, continue. Delivery will be made after the TCDD acceptance tests planned between August and November. We produced the electric locomotive, the national locomotive will be on the tracks in 2016, there is an electric car next. We are also continuing our studies for the draw frame system of high speed trains, this system will also be able to give high mobility to high speed trains and high speed trains. ”
- “The most critical component of transportation was produced locally”
DE11000 locomotives, which are in the TCDD inventory and have problems in obtaining spare parts from abroad, have been wanted to be modernized since the mid 90s. In 2008, during the business development studies carried out by TÜLOMSAŞ with TÜBİTAK Marmara Research Center (MAM), the DE11000 type locomotives were transformed into electricity by converting them into electrical in line with TCDD needs. The most critical component of the project due to be dependent entirely abroad and rail transport and railway traction control system designed for the first time in Turkey, making integration via locomotive was delivered to TCDD.