High-capacity timber wagons ordered in Russia

19 May 2020

Leasing company Dessa has ordered a further batch of timber wagons from United Wagon Co. to be delivered by end of May, and will be leased to Sodex.

“The rolling stock leasing market anticipates tough times ahead, and the drop in demand for universal cars is already being felt”, said Vyacheslav Pogudin, CEO of Dessa. “In spite of this, however, specialised fleets are emerging as a promising segment.”

‘There are several wagon building companies currently producing innovative models. We began our co-operation with United Wagon Co. (UWC) in 2017, and so we are well acquainted with the new generation Tikhvin-produced cars. The same goes for our customers.”

The new timber wagons have a capacity of 72.5 tonnes or 155 m3, which is 40% higher than comparable types while remaining within a loading length of 18.85mm. The order takes Dessa’s fleet of wagons produced at UWC’s Tikhvin plant to 65.