Oleg Sienko, General Director of Uralvagonzavod Research and Production Corporation
- Last year, our company took part in the first Azerbaijan Defence Industry exhibition - ADEX 2014, and this is the first time that we are being represented within the framework of the TransCaspian 2015 exhibition. Uralvagonzavod is a multi-industrial machine-building complex, which produces hundreds of different products, including military vehicles, road construction machinery, all-metal open wagons, specialized wagons and railway cisterns. Our company is actively cooperating with Azerbaijan Railways Ltd, which signed a contract for the supply, within the year, of 2,900 freight cars of various models and 14,000 cars will be delivered over a period of 3 years.
Our exposition consists of two parts. In the open area near our pavilion, we are presenting two universal cisterns for multimodal transportation of gas and oil products and a traction unit for TMB-2 model wagons as an effective alternative to shunting locomotives. The rest of the exposition is being demonstrated on the Baku passenger railway platform. We are supplying four samples within the framework of the aforementioned agreement with Azerbaijan Railways Ltd. During the three exhibition days, all interested visitors can view a 12-132 open wagon, a covered wagon, a flat wagon and a hopper wagon from the platform.
I want to note that the Azerbaijan Railways Ltd are currently experiencing very fast and stable development and have realized many projects recently. As soon as the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway and the Southern Corridor are put into operation, the industry will receive even more impetus for development. I think that we will soon see development in the production of rolling and traction stocks and other products in Azerbaijan and this is a somewhat natural process for a country located in a transport hub.