GE and MRS Sign Largest Locomotive Purchase Agreement in Brazil History

BERLIN — GE Transportation and Brazilian rail operator MRS Logística S.A. (MRS) signed the largest locomotive purchase agreement in the history of Brazil both companies announced at InnoTrans 2010, the world’s largest rail exhibition in Berlin.

MRS ordered 115 fuel efficient and low emissions AC44i locomotives. The contract also stipulates an option for the purchase of an additional 100 locomotives.

The locomotives will be manufactured at GE Transportation’s plant in Contagem, Brazil. The GE plant in Grove City, Pa., will supply key components, including the 12-cylinder FDL diesel engine. The locomotives will be delivered between 2011 and 2015.