Upon ArcelorMittal Galati request, ROMANIA EUROEST together with INDA
developed the very first Li-Ion Battery Powered Electric Locomotive
from Europe, LEA-001 which started to work in June 2015, followed
by LEA-002 and then through the extension of maximum speed range,
by LEA-003 and LEA-004.
This locomotives serie was achieved by replacing the Diesel Hydraulic
Propulsion of the LDH1250HP locomotive with an AC Electric Propulsion
System powered by Li-Ion Batteries. The new locomotive solved specific
requirements of ArcelorMittal, as:
- Shunting service on internal railroads;
- Hauled tonnage: 1500 t, 3 ‰ ramp;
- Maximum speed: 5 -15 km / h;
- Full recovery of the electric braking energy.