In an effort to renew its locomotive fleet, Orlen Group is to modernize and purchase a total of 22 locomotives, operated by group member Orlen KolTrans and Euronaft Trzebinia. The fleet renewal programme is split up in different stages and will take place until 2020. The total investment may be as high as PLN 300 million.
As part of the investment, Orlen KolTrans and Euronaft Trzebinia have ordered the modernization of two SM48/TEM2 locomotives according to the 15D design from Newag. In the process, the locos will be re-equiped with Caterpillar 3512C engines with a power output of 1550kW and meeting Stage IIIa emission legislation. A third locomotive will be modernized according to the 6Dg design and will feature a 708kW engine. The locos will be used at the PKN Orlen refineries in Plock and Trzebinia. Total worth of these contracts is PLN 13 million.