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China's CRRC eyes railway projects in Serbia

Author Radomir Ralev
China's CRRC eyes railway projects in Serbia Mihajlovic and Chengjun at their meeting in Belgrade; Source: Serbian Infrastructure Ministry

BELGRADE (Serbia), May 22 (SeeNews) - China Railway Rolling Stock Corp (CRRC) Zhuzhou Locomotive is interested in participating in railway projects in Serbia, its general manager Fu Chengjun said.

"After the successful cooperation with EPS within the Kostolac project a few years ago, we want to consider possible ways of continuing cooperation and contributing to the development of transport in your country," Chengjun said on Tuesday, according to a statement by Serbia's infrastructure ministry. 

In 2017, CRRC Zhuzhou Locomotive delivered two electric locomotives to Serbian state-owned power utility Elektroprivreda Srbije (EPS) under a 4.4 million euro ($4.9 million) contract. The locomotives are used in the transportation of coal from Kolubara mine to the Termoelektrane Nikola Tesla (TENT) power plant.

"Our company is one of the most successful in the production of railway vehicles and rail equipment. We are developing innovative technologies and we are particularly focused on electric locomotives, transport vehicles, EMU and hybrid technologies," Chengjun said during a meeting with Serbian infrastructure minister Zorana Mihajlovic in Belgrade.

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