On the 14th of February 2018, Transnet Engineering, led by its Chief Officer- Advanced Manufacturing, Thami Jiyane will deliver the first locally built mainline locomotives, wagons and passenger coaches to National Railways of Zimbabwe in a transaction valued at over R2 billion. The ribbon cutting ceremony will be attended by the Zimbabwean President, the Honourable Emmerson Mnagangwa and Minister of Transport, Mr Joram Gumbo.
In a deal to revive Zimbabwe’s strategic industries, Transnet Engineering has been appointed to supply:
- 24 locally manufactured locomotives (Trans- Africa locomotive)
- 10 new locomotive shunters and 13 refurbished shunters
- 200 general purpose wagons
- 768 wagons to be refurbished
- 162 passenger coaches
In addition, Mr Jiyane will in the press conference hosted to coincide with this first delivery, outline the Company’s Africa’ vision and strategy as well as future projects.