Turkey Wagon Industry Corporation (TÜVASAŞ) produced by the National Electric Train Factory Test Kit Ceremony, the company Sakarya, was held at the factory in Adapazari. The local rate of the prototype sets is 60 percent. When the national electric train sets start mass production, they will be produced with 80 percent locality.
In 2013, the National Train Project, which was introduced by the Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications, Binali Yıldırım, reached the factory testing phase.
In the National Electric Train Project, led by TÜVASAŞ, many companies that are members of the Anatolian Rail Transport Systems Cluster (ARUS) also enabled the localization and nationalization of critical components.
Following an intense design and production process, factory tests of train sets produced with 60 percent of locals began. Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Adil Karaismailoğlu, Minister of Industry and Technology Mustafa Varank, TÜVASAŞ Chairman of the Board, the ceremony. Dr. İlhan Kocaarslan, TCDD General Manager and ARUS Chairman Ali İhsan Uygun, OSTİM Chairman Orhan Aydın, ARUS Coordinator Dr. İlhami Pektaş and many guests attended.
Global brand target
TÜVASAŞ Chairman of the Board of Directors Dr. İlhan Kocaarslan emphasized that TÜVASAŞ proved that by producing the National Electric Train set, it could design and manufacture all kinds of railway vehicles carrying passengers in the sector.
Kocaarslan stated that the speed of the current project is 160 km / h and that the design of the trains, which can speed up to 225 km per hour, has been completed, and that this train will land on the tracks in 2021.
Emphasizing that as TÜVASAŞ, they opened a hole in the city walls with domestic and national suppliers, İlhan Kocaarslan said that they will be a considerable brand in the global market.
Kocaarslan, who gives technical information about train sets, said: “Our national train is inspected and verified according to European Union standards with its design, production, road tests and until the end. Our vehicles are aluminum body. The operating speed of our train sets is 160 km. these sets; we can configure it as triple, quad, five, six tools. In addition, we can combine two sets of 5 + 5 according to the place of use.
The 5-vehicle train set has a capacity of 324 passengers. Two of these are for disabled passengers. The energy consumption of our train set is 6 KW / hour per km. It consumes 20 percent less energy than similar train sets. It is primarily cruise safety, and passenger satisfaction and comfort are at a high level. Our vehicles have fully automatic air conditioning systems, passenger information systems, internet access. ” said.
Positive discrimination will be made for domestic production
Pointing to the contributions of the domestic and national industry in the project, İlhan Kocaarslan said, “As TÜVASAŞ, positive discrimination was made in favor of our domestic companies in the supply of components used in our national electric train set project. The localization of those products has been encouraged by necessitating a local contribution from foreign countries. ” said.
In this way, Kocaarslan stated that the rate of locality and nationality in prototype vehicles is 60 percent, and this ratio will be 80 percent in mass production vehicles.
Drawing attention to the role of ASELSAN in the localization process, İlhan Kocaarslan said about the local suppliers, including ARUS members: “Under the leadership of TÜVASAŞ, not hesitating to put his hand under the stone; Many local and national companies such as Dirinler, Ilgaz, Yazkar, Alnal, Özbir, Yavuzlar, Dimsa, Canray, Alpin, Hüroğlu, Grammar, Öztiryaki, Baykal, Railtur have been worked with, thus localizing many components has been nationalized. I would like to thank all of them separately. ”
Cooperation for national production
TCDD General Manager and ARUS Chairman Ali İhsan Uygun emphasized that electric national train sets are produced with domestic and national resources.
Turkey has taken its place among the countries voicing railway standards in geography determines where appropriate, "one hundred percent in support of the national production, public, university, we attach importance to cooperation with industry." said.
80 percent localization possible
Industry and Technology Minister Mustafa Varank, the national electric train, said it was a sign of the distance at which technology moves towards Turkey's national coat meat.
Expressing his satisfaction with the local rates, Varank said, “A tremendous synergy has been achieved with the suppliers. The final product, of course, but with this product very precious ecosystem and developing production capabilities which Turkey won perhaps in a situation far more precious than the final product. We can go through a few concrete examples.
Traction system, control system and monitoring system, which we can call as the brain of the train, were realized together with ASELSAN. Thus, for the first time, it was produced by our domestic industry with a critical subsystem, hardware, software and algorithm content. More than 30 components, from air conditioning systems to bogie frames, interior trim and lighting systems to vacuum toilet systems, were supplied by our domestic companies. In this way, 60 percent of the protatip has been settled. I hope it is possible to increase this rate to 80 percent with mass production. ” said.
Municipalities and public institutions have to put their hands under the stone
Pointing out the potential in the rail systems sector, Minister Varank said: “We will spend 10 billion Euros in rail systems in the next 15 years. This is a very important scale in terms of the numerical effect. Therefore, there is a period in front of us that should never be missed in order to develop the rail systems sector and therefore, places great responsibilities on us. We need to make the most of this. The concrete steps we will take in this area will directly affect our industrialization goals and national technology move. Municipalities, public institutions and private sector co-ordination to make the event a global player in Turkey's rail system had to put their hands under the stone. Here, each of us has duties. ” made the evaluation.
No need to supply vehicles from abroad
Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Adil Karaismailoğlu, under the leadership of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, as in every field, has made great progress within the scope of the development of the domestic and national railway industry, and the domestic and national electric train, which they have completed the design and production process and brought to the factory test stage, is the best proof of this. He said that. Karaismailoğlu said, “We will do road tests after the factory tests of our train sets. At the end of this year, we will be on the tracks and we will start passenger transportation in a short time with the permission of Allah. ” gave information.
Turkey's transport technology exports to voicing would be strong solid Ministers Karaismailoğlu of this move, gave the following information: "per hour to 160 kph in initiated after the completion of this project's design work 225-kilometer train set project will be downloaded to the rails in 2021."
The country is no longer becomes able to produce it fast and high-speed train, in the future, indicating that Turkey abroad vehicles would need to provide Karaismailoğlu, "First local and national giving electric train set our in our country this job forehead lives of the TÜVASAŞ family with the flow of travelers are heartfelt greetings, I wish the continuation of their success. I would like to thank everyone from the bottom to the top level, from the worker to the engineer, to this outstanding project. I would like to thank our President, who has been working uninterruptedly for 18 years, leading us and encouraging us. As the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure, we are progressing by focusing on our goals and we are moving our country to the future with sure steps. ” said.
Source: the Ostimgazete