EVRAZ Will Supply Rails to Malaysian Railways
EVRAZ will supply 2,000 tonnes of high quality 54 E1 rails for the SkyPark Terminal at the Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport, a gateway to Kuala Lumpur city. The rails will be produced at EVRAZ West-Siberian Steel plant (EVRAZ ZSMK) and will be shipped to Malaysia by the end of the third quarter of 2015.
EVRAZ ZSMK successfully passed qualification tests with Malaysian Railways (Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad, KTMB) in April 2015. KTMB is the biggest railway infrastructure operator in Malaysia. In March, representatives of KTMB visited Novokuznetsk, Russia, where they audited production sites and assessed rail-rolling and rail-hardening technologies. The KTMB team also visited the sample testing laboratory and quality control service. The positive results of the audit were attested by a special certificate that allows EVRAZ ZSMK to supply rails to Malaysia.
"EVRAZ is committed to continuously improving the quality of its railway products, and high opinion of a new customer is proof that we are moving in the right direction," says Ilya Shirokobrod, EVRAZ Vice President, Sales. "We are glad to have passed our first certification in Asia and to start partnership with Malaysian clients. Asia, and Malaysia in particular, is one of target export markets for EVRAZ. We are planning to further develop sales in the region as we see significant growth in demand for railway products due to development of urban transport and new railway lines.”
EVRAZ is ready to deliver to its Malaysian partners all types of rails for heavy-haul, public, urban and high-speed traffic. The market of Southeast Asia is a priority for EVRAZ. Apart from Malaysia, EVRAZ envisages deliveries to Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore, Taiwan and Vietnam.
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