As part of the railway industry reform and modernisation programme, the EBRD proposes to re-power diesel-electric locomotives, including the installation of new diesel engines, main alternators, cooler groups etc. The supplier of re-powering kits would supervise the programme of installation in Tashkent.
The project would reduce fuel consumption, operating and maintenance costs of diesel-electric locomotives and would increase their reliability and improve environmental performance.
This project would support transition in the railway sector and the EU’s TRACECA initiative, which aims at boosting trade flows in the Eurasian Corridor. Associated technical cooperation would assist in the implementation of divestment and the sale or part sale of over 40 core and non-core enterprises, which are presently owned by the railway. The engineering skills and experience that would be gained through re-powering could be exploited to offer similar services to other countries in the region.
The clients are the Uzbekistan Temir Yullari (UTY), the Uzbek National Railway Company.
US$ 68 million (€77 million) sovereign guaranteed loan.
US$ 83 million (€94 million), including local installation costs.
B/0 screened operation. The environmental impacts associated with the upgrading of locomotives can be easily identified and appropriate mitigation measures adopted. As part of the Bank's first railway loan to Uzbekistan, an Environmental Action Plan was prepared and formally adopted by UTY in April 2001. This existing EAP, which is currently being implemented, will be amended and the implementation covenanted in this new loan.
Grant funding will be sought from interested donors to assist UTY and the State Property Committee to implement Government Resolution 108 on railway de-monopolisation and restructuring.
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