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FIRST COMMERCIAL TRIP OF THE NEW 'ZERO CO2' LOCOMOTIVES OF RENFE MERCANCÍAS IN ASTURIAS
The first service, a composition of 20 wagons, plus the locomotive, left the ArcelorMittal factory in Trasona with a hot rolled coil load of 1,440 gross tons.
Renfe has put into circulation the first of the new locomotives manufactured by Stadler, with which the Freight division of the railway company will provide service to ArcelorMittal traffic, and whose investment, announced in February 2022, amounts to 64.7 million euros.
These locomotives emit 'Zero CO2' as they are 100% electric and Renfe Mercancías has certified the consumption of electrical energy from renewable sources.
Renfe Mercancías is ArcelorMittal's main railway operator, and its basic objective is to offer its customers the best service at the best possible cost. For this reason, given the challenges for the transport of goods that savings in CO2 emissions entail, both companies have strengthened their commercial relationship with the progressive contribution by Renfe of 12 new high-power locomotives with greater traction and load capacity.
In addition to improving safety, reliability and availability, they have low aggressiveness against the road, a lower noise level and no vibrations.