Orlen strengthens its wagon fleet in Czechia

2021/09/09 at 7:26 AM

Polish refinery group Orlen will optimise its rail freight operations in Czechia. To this end, it rented 81 new tank wagons from Ermewa. This wagon fleet will be used for moving LPG.

PKN Orlen (or simply Orlen) has strengthened Unipetrol Doprava, the rail freight division of its Czech subsidiary, with a batch of modern tank wagons that were built in 2020. 81 new units, which are dedicated to the LPG transport inside Czechia and abroad, have been leased by Ermewa, the European leading company in leasing freight wagons. Furthermore, the lessor will also provide maintenance operations of the rolling stock.

Technical features

Ermewa developed the tank wagons from this batch in cooperation with Chemet S.A., the Polish tanker manufacturer. Due to its focus on safety, the leasing company nicknamed the wagons “Safety+++”. Each vehicle features special characteristics such as crash buffers, protective shields, and a reinforced boiler bottom. Orlen got the 18.1-metre long tank wagons with a capacity of 117 cubic metres. They also have mounted buffers with zones absorbing impact energy up to 400 kilojoules and TE25 protective shields instead of the elements against the next car’s impact.

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