Hector Rail continues transport of construction timber for Stora Enso until 2022

Hector Rail and Stora Enso have agreed to continue the cooperation of timber transport from Norway to a plant in Skoghall (Karlstad) and Grums until the end of 2022. The collaboration began in 2008 and the volume of business has more than tripled since then.

The Se includes the transport of an estimated 1.5 million cubic metres of timber from terminals in Gudbrandsdalen and Østerdalen. The new arrangement will be introduced in 2018 and includes Hector Rail's further expansion of the wagon fleet with larger profiles. The new arrangement focuses more on the environment, rationality and quality.

A large part of the production is driven by completely new locomotives. The new locomotives have a more environmentally friendly profile because they are able to produce electricity when braking. New locomotives also mean high reliability and a robust and high level of quality. The new locomotives are equipped with a so-called "extra miles" function. This means that the locomotives can effectively transport wagons to and from terminals with the support of diesel engines and radio remote controls.

Hector Rail has decided to invest in new locomotives. This is part of Hector Rail's commitment to be one of the leading providers of innovative and sustainable rail transport solutions. In addition to the regenerative brakes, the extra-mile diesel function and the radio remote control, the new locomotives can tow heavier trains than the predecessor version. This makes it possible to transport more load per train.

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