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KZ8A for Kazakhstan  
On 02.10.2012, Alstom Transport officially presented the KZ8A freight locomotive for Kazakhstan Temir Zholy (KTZ), the national railways of Kazakhstan.

At that moment, nine one cabine units where already under construction. Alstom will built ten complete double units in Belfort. They are transported by road to Strassbourg, then they go to Antwerp by boat, to continue their journey to Central Asia by sea ship.

A double unit locomotive weighs 200 tonnes and gas a power output of 8.8MW. Its top speed is 120 kph and starting traction effort at wheel rim is 833 kN. Three single sections can also be used as one operating unit.

There was special attention for the winterization of the locomotive, that may cope with temperatures ranging from -50 to +50 degrees Celsius. Their ventilation scheme has a winter and summer configuration. Some examples: special steel, special varnish. Air intakes on the roof, no metal in the driver table, high cab and machine room insulation.

KTZ KZ8A: news  
2016
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2016-10-05 [FR] French government wants to rescue Alstom Belfort locomotive plant by ordering new TGVs and locomotives [updated]
2014
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2014-12-05 [KZ] Alstom increases its share in its Kazakh locomotive JV + €1.3 billion euro maintenance contract signed
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2014-12-03 [DE] The Alstom electrics for Kazahkstan: KZ4At-0001 vs KZ8A-0016
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2014-05-14 [FR/KZ] The Alstom KZ8A for Kazakhstan - Ready to run in all conditions
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2014-04-28 [WORLD] GE and Siemens battle for take-over Alstom [update]
2013
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2013-10-08 [KZ] Alstom/EKZ KZ8A video report
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2013-09-11 [KZ] The KZ8A experiences its first extreme weather
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2013-03-19 [AT] KZ8A-0003 arrives in Vienna for climate tests
2012
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2012-12-07 [KZ] Astana is ready for production
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2012-10-02 [FR/KA] Live: Alstom KZ8A for Kazakhstan roll-out [updated]
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2012-09-20 [EU] INNOTRANS 2012: Alstom: what comes from far, is small
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2012-07-20 [KZ/FR] Kazachstan KZ8A preview
2010
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2010-10-27 [FR/RU/KZ] Alstom and Transmashholding very succesful in Russia and Kazakhstan
Alstom+TMH+EKZ: KZ8A for Azerbaijan  
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2016-10-05 [FR] French government wants to rescue Alstom Belfort locomotive plant by ordering new TGVs and locomotives [updated]
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2014-12-05 [KZ] Alstom increases its share in its Kazakh locomotive JV + €1.3 billion euro maintenance contract signed
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2014-05-12 [FR/AZ] Alstom delivers 50 new locomotives to Azerbaijan
KTZ KZ8A: select your locomotive  
Alstom KZ8A0001 2012 KZ8A Bo'Bo'-el KZ8A-0001 27 picture(s) available        
Alstom KZ8A0003 2012 KZ8A Bo'Bo'-el KZ8A-0003 6 picture(s) available