GE Transportation today announced the signing of a contract with Transnet SOC Limited for 43 GE Model C30ACi locomotives bringing the total number of GE locomotives ordered to 143 since December 2009.
GE Transportation will produce 43 high value locomotive kits in its facilities in Erie and Grove City, Penn for Transnet Rail Engineering (TRE) who will assemble the locomotives in South Africa. These locomotives will save approximately 600,000 liters of fuel each year and significantly reduce emissions. Orders totalling 143 new locomotives will contribute to job creation in the U.S and provide infrastructure growth in South Africa.
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