The first cinder car for Huta Miedzi Głogów KGHM has already been manufactured by Grant Ostrowiec. The car, weighing over 70 tonnes, has successfully undergone tests conducted by the Institute of Railway Engineering in Warszawa.
“Grant” implements a contract worth over PLN 50 million for the construction of 36 cinder cars for expanding Huta Miedzi Głogów KGHM. The enormous car, designed and made in Ostrowiec, has successfully undergone tests (wheels, transfer system, tracks anchoring system, ladle tilting), and the two first cars will be sent to Głogów at the end of the month.
“What remains to be done is just finishing touches,such as painting”, says Norbert Jeż, President of the Management Board of “Grant”.
“By the end of October we will have delivered the first two cinder cars, whereas the next ones will be systematically supplied until 2015 when the implementation of this contract will have been completed. Recently we have signed another contract with KGHM, this time for the manufacture of seven cars for transporting copper, i.e. cars for moving molten copper. The contract is worth over PLN 3 million. We are contracted to deliver the cars for transporting copper by the end of 2014. It is worth adding that the said contract for the manufacture of cars for transporting copper is already a fourth one, following two contracts for the manufacture of electric and power trestle bridges (worth over PLN 4 million) and one contract for the manufacture of cinder cars (a large contract between Grant Ostrowiec and KGHM). Yet another fact which is worth mentioning is that the cinder cars currently used at Huta Miedzi Głogów, were made at the end of the 1970s in Ostrowiec”.
The transport of two cinder cars to Głogów will be a very complex task. The “giants” will be dismantled in order to transport them on three lorries – the “chassis” on two lorries and the two ladles on another lorry.