Date: 08-28-12 04:28
BEIJING -"- A major Chinese train maker announced Monday it has developed an electric locomotive with "the world's highest power."
The power, which reaches 10,000 kilowatts, is the world's highest for an electrical locomotive. This compares to the maximum 6,400-kilowatts power for traditional locomotives, according to a spokesman of Datong Electric Locomotive Co Ltd, maker of the railway vehicle.
The company is a subsidiary of China North Locomotive and Rolling Corp Ltd, the country's second-largest train maker.
Designed with a maximum speed that can reach 120 km per hour, the locomotive can carry an estimated 100 railway carriages each weighing 80 tonnes, more than double that of a traditional locomotive, the spokesman said."
Based on what you wrote about Australian trains moving iron ore from mines to port, do you think these new trains will have export potential in Australia ?