Johannesburg, South Africa — 19 March 2012 – South African national transport utility Transnet “’ through its subsidiary Transport Rail Engineering (TRE) “’ has delivered the final 98 rail trucks of a total 200 ordered by mining giant Rio Tinto to carry coal in Mozambique.
The trucks were designed, engineered and manufactured at TRE’s facilities in Uitenhage, in Eastern Cape province, and will be carrying coal from the company’s coking coal mine at Moatize in Mozambique’s Tete province to the port of Beira, according to a Transnet statement cited by Macauhub.
Each truck weighs 21.5t and has a volume of 71cubm, which means it has the capacity to carry 61.5t of coal mined by the Rio Tinto group.
“Transnet Rail Engineering achieved its self-imposed production target rate of 50 wagons per month, fully enabling the shipment of the first 102 wagons by December 2011, read a company statement. “This took place amid tandem orders from other customers and required maximum commitment, productivity and efficiency from every member of the Uitenhage production team.”
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