MRCE orders 30 Vectron locomotives

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- 10 Vectron MS and 20 Vectron DC

- Option for 20 additional locomotives

- MRCE fleet includes 111 Vectron locomotives

Munich -- Mitsui Rail Capital Europe (MRCE), a full-service locomotive leasing company, has ordered 30 Vectron locomotives from Siemens. Ten of the units will be delivered as multisystem Vectron MS for cross-border operations in Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland and the Netherlands. Twenty further locomotives will be equipped as direct-current locomotives (Vectron DC) to operate in Italy. Delivery of the locomotives is scheduled to begin from . The contract with MRCE also includes an option for an additional 20 locomotives.

"With this new order, our Vectron fleet will grow to a total of 111 locomotives. Our customers throughout Europe value the reliability and flexibility of the Siemens locomotive," says Junichi Kondo, CEO of MRCE.

"The long-standing trust of MRCE in Siemens shows that we have a locomotive in our portfolio that more than satisfies the requirements of European freight transport. With its fleet of DC, AC and MS locomotives, MRCE can now offer all electric versions of the Vectron," says Jochen Eickholt, CEO of the Siemens Mobility Division.

The ordered multisystem locomotives have a maximum output of 6,400 kW and a top speed of 160 km/h, and the Vectron DC has an output of 5,200 kW. Both versions are equipped with national train control systems and the MS locomotives also have the European Train Control System (ETCS).

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Siemens AG (Berlin and Munich) is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for more than 165 years. The company is active in more than 200 countries, focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization. One of the world's largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, Siemens is a leading supplier of efficient power generation and power transmission solutions and a pioneer in infrastructure solutions as well as automation, drive and software solutions for industry. The company is also a leading provider of medical imaging equipment - such as computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging systems - and a leader in laboratory diagnostics as well as clinical IT. In fiscal 2016, which ended on , Siemens generated revenue of EUR 79.6 billion and net income of EUR 5.6 billion. At the end of , the company had around 351,000 employees worldwide. Further information is available on the Internet at

Mitsui Rail Capital Europe MRCE has the biggest fleet of modern cross-border locomotives in Europe. The fleet consist of over 300 electric locomotives. The product offered by MRCE is special as it combines the leasing and maintenance management of locomotives. MRCE is a subsidiary of the Japanese Mitsui & Co., Ltd. and has strategically divided its business over the headquarters in Amsterdam and Munich. The MRCE Head office in Amsterdam is responsible for operational leasing, procurement, financing and sales of locomotives. The office in Munich manages the maintenance and technical servicing of the locomotive fleet.


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