THE MS2 SERIES OF CONVERTERS HAS BROUGHT ITS EXPERIENCE AND RELIABILITY TO BEAR ON THE BOMBARDIER TRAXX 3 PLATFORM’S EVOLUTION.
Bombardier Transportation has completed the delivery of the first three BOMBARDIER TRAXX MS locomotives to CARGOUNIT (a trademark of the Industrial Division), a leading supplier of locomotive and passenger rolling stock leasing based in Gdansk, Poland.
Bombardier’s factory in Trápaga (Vizcaya) is where the traction converters and auxiliary converters for these three locomotives are manufactured, and where the operational project management is also carried out. The Center of Excellence in Trapaga covers everything from selecting suppliers and stockpiles to the final testing and shipping of the converters, including the intermediate stages of supply, manufacture, testing, and final inspections.
The plant located in Vizcaya is currently the Center of Excellence for manufacturing high-powered converters for Bombardier’s TRAXX locomotive platform. Among them, it is worth mentioning the AC3 converter families, the DC3 for direct current supply, as well as the MS2 (which are the ones used in CARGOUNIT locomotives) and the modern MS3 (last generation of multi-system locomotives).
The MS2 series of converters has brought its experience and reliability to bear on the BOMBARDIER TRAXX 3 platform’s evolution, the most modern four-axle locomotive platform in Europe. Its three models (TRAXX AC3, TRAXX MS3, and TRAXX DC3) also offer Last Mile functionality, enabling them to run on the last sections of track where there is no catenary. In addition to these converters for the TRAXX family, Trápaga also manufactures the converters for the 17 new dual ALP45-DPT4 locomotives for New Jersey and those for the modernization of the LKAB IORE fleet in the mines of northern Sweden.