Recently Tata Steel awarded Bemo Rail the contract for manufacture and supply of a new diesel-electric ‘quench’ loco. This loco will be used on the job of extinguishing Kooksfabriek 1, and will be subject to extremely poor conditions such as slippery tracks, steam and hot conditions especially during the quenching of coke, more dusty and aggressive environment on the coast.
The drive is provided by a diesel generator, which drives the two motors on the wheels. Where the exhaust emissions meet the latest industry standard EU Stage IV. This quench loco will be used 24/7 and 3 months in succession before there is within the lead time for maintenance.
Prior to the new loc Bemo also performed the Base Design for Tata, enabling Tata has asked the assignment out on the market. Meanwhile, the construction of the base frame is ready and there is soon started with the manufacture of the machine compartment and the driver’s cab.