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27 October 2010

VTB Leasing Ukraine (with participation from OJSC VTB Leasing) transferred a railcar-washing station over to UTOO Southern Railroad (Ukraine)

On October 27, 2010 (with participation from OJSC VTB Leasing) in a special ceremony a railcar-washing unit was opened in the Ukrainian city of Kharkov, at Kharkov-Sortirovochnaya railway station. Equipment for the railcar-washing unit was provided under a leasing contract to UTOO “Southern Railroad” (a division of “Ukrainian Railroads” company). Total value of equipment is 21 million Ukrainian hryvna; duration of the leasing contract is 84 months.

VTB Leasing was represented at the opening ceremony by Mr. Andrei Konoplev, CEO of OJSC VTB Leasing and Ms. Natalia Vorobieva, Director of VTB Leasing Ukraine. Ukrainian participants of the transaction were represented by Mr. Andrei Klyuev, first deputy Prime Minister of the Ukraine, Mr. Mikhail Kostyuk, CEO of OAO “Ukrzaliznitsya” (“Ukrainian Railroads” company) and Mr. Mikhail Dobkin, chairman of Kharkov regional administration.

The railcar-washing unit is designed for washing of rolling stock. The unit can operate throughout the year and has daily capacity of 600 railcars. The software used to control the unit allows fully automated washing of railcars that complies with all technical and hygienic standards. Equipment for the railcar-washing unit is manufactured by Ceccato, an Italian industrial equipment manufacturer.

The railcar-washing unit will significantly improve working conditions for the railroad employees as it uses the leading technologies and modern engineering solutions that fully automate the process of washing of commuter train railcars.

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