In August 2014, French leasing company Akiem made public that they had ordered ten Traxx DC locomotives with Bombardier. An option was taken for ten more. This option was exercised in the months that followed. Total value of the contract is approximately 65 million euro.
In 2015 Bombardier started the production of the 20 electrics for Akiem in its Italian factory in Vado Ligure. At the end of October the first locomotive was ready, being the designated Akiem 483 301.
Bombardier will deliver the locomotives in two different configurations: 483 301-315 for Italy, and 483 321-325 for Poland.
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