The Tognum business unit Engines has been awarded a contract for the delivery of 130 8V 4000 R43 diesel engines by locomotive manufacturer Voith Turbo Lokomotivtechnik GmbH & Co. KG in Kiel, Germany. The engines, with a power output of 1000 kW, will be integrated by Voith in their Gravita 10BB shunting locomotives that will be operated by Deutsche Bahn. The diesel-hydraulic Gravita 10BB locomotive will be utilized by DB Schenker Rail as Series 260 in freight traffic and will gradually replace the V90 from 2010. At a weight of 80 tons and a maximum speed of 100 kph,the Gravitas will be used for heavy shunting duties and light haulage service.

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