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Malaysia’s 1st locally-made locomotive eyes export markets

Malaysia’s 1st locally-made locomotive eyes export markets

23 Aug 2021

SMH Rail Sdn Bhd has unveiled its newly manufactured “H10 Series” locomotive built with advanced technology to reduce emission. 

The H10 Series locomotives has earned recognition by The Malaysian Book of Records as the “First Made in Malaysia Locomotive” for the export market. 

Marked with a tagline of “Towards Green Mobility”, the locomotives provide an intrinsic value to the environment and railway ecosystem together with innovation in design engineering that will fuel green operations. 

“With a rapid growth in transport solutions, the H10 Series locomotives certainly enable a vision towards the future that is clean, fast and green. 

“It supports data analysis that tracks negligent handling, reduces risks of failures and improves operational safety,” SMH Rail chair-man and MD Datuk PK Nara said at the virtual launch last Friday. 

He said the H10 Series locomotive is equipped with remote monitoring and diagnostics solutions to provide real-time updates to rail operators. 

These features would allow rail operators to monitor performance remotely including speed, maintenance needs, fuel consumption and fault alerts. 

Nara said the dual cab H10 Series is compliant with International Union of Railways standards and is designed for heavy haulage and uninterrupted long-haul services. 

The H10 Series locomotives can potentially replace 100 cargo trucks, reduce carbon emissions by up to 75%, lower highway congestion, and are four times more fuel-efficient than road freight transport on average, according to the company. 

“One of its main features is its capability to operate in challenging terrains and weather conditions for combined performance assurance with high reliability and availability,” Nara said. 

The H10 Series has more than 60% local content while it bridges connectivity, increases supply-chain access, accelerates industrialisation and promotes cross-border trade. 

Nara said the first batch of the locomotives will be delivered to Tanzania Railways Corp. 

Source: The Malaysian Reserve

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