SIA “LDZ ritošā sastāva serviss” (RSS) has received certification from the Czech certification body Výzkumný Ústav Železniční, a.s. allowing RSS’ Locomotive Repair Centre in Daugavpils to carry out modernisation of 2M62UM type of locomotives on the same terms and conditions as it is already being done in Riga Department of Locomotive Repair Centre, where the first locomotive of the type was modernised earlier this year.
On 20 December 2016 Výzkumný Ústav Železniční, a.s. issued to SIA “LDZ ritošā sastāva serviss” Quality Management System Approval Certificate No.COV/4/SD/16/RST/EN/0065, attesting that the modernisation process of 2M62UM type of locomotives in the company complies with the requirements of the EU normative documents and the modernisation of the locomotives can be carried out in Locomotive Repair Centre in Daugavpils as well as Locomotive Repair Centre Riga Department.
The above mentioned body also issued Intermediate Statements of Verification No.COV/8/SB/16/RST/NE/0064 and No.COV/8/SD/16/RST/EN/0066 attesting that the modernised 2M62UM type of locomotive fully conforms to the modernisation project requirements.
This summer during the vehicle parade held in honour of the 155th anniversary of the railway line Dünaburg (Daugavpils) - Riga, RSS presented the first modernised locomotive 2M62UM-0111. The locomotive has almost been built from the start – its power has been increased from 4000 to 6000 horsepower, making it the most powerful locomotive capable of pulling longer and heavier trains.
As the result of the modernisation, the maintenance time of the locomotive has been extended to 30 years, the number of planned repairs and servicing reduced by half. The engine of the locomotive meets the latest EU standards for engine emissions (EURO3A).
RSS Locomotive Repair Centre Riga Department has almost completed modernisation of three locomotives of this type.
It is planned that the first locomotive will be put into service at the end of this year in order to begin pulling of freights in the coming year.
An insight into the modernisation process of the 2M62UM locomotive