Interpipe to Deliver Locomotive Wheels to Mauritania
The Ukrainian industrial company Interpipe is expanding its presence in the export markets. Interpipe signed a 3-year contract with Société Nationale Industrielle et Minière in Mauritania for supplying of 1,076 mm locomotive wheels according to the AAR standard.
SNIM is the only owner of 704 km railway infrastructure in Mauritania and is mainly operates large-scale freight transport. The railway line connects the city of Zouérat, the center of country's iron ore industry, with the port of Nouadhibou. The length of a single rolling stock consisting 200 wagons may be up to 2.5 km, so 2-4 locomotives are usually used at the head of the railway train.
Interpipe is global producer of steel pipes and railway wheels, based in Ukraine.