CSR exports bullet train technology to Georgia
Updated: 2012-05-31 09:48
BEIJING - A Chinese electric locomotive manufacturer has delivered the electric traction system, the network control system and traction motor of electric bullet trains to Georgia, it was announced on Wednesday.
The delivery signaled that China has become an exporter of such core technology for the first time, according to a statement issued by the Zhuzhou Institute of China South Locomotive and Rolling Stock Corporation Ltd (CSR).
The company designed and produced the exported traction transmission system and the network control system, regarded as the "heart and brain" of electric multiple units (EMUs), or multi-car electric bullet trains.
The locomotives will be used in bullet trains travelling at a speed of 120 km per hour between Georgian cities in the mountainous Caucasus region, according to the statement.
The project contract was signed in August 2011, and the products for the EMU including the auxiliary traction inverter, the network control system, the braking resistance and traction motor have all been delivered.