GE Transportation Inks Locomotive Deal With Nigeria

ERIE, Pa. (AP) -- GE Transportation, a business of General Electric Co., has announced it agreed to deliver 25 new passenger and freight locomotives to Nigeria next year.

GE Transportation, based in Erie, Pa., said Friday it signed a letter of intent with the Nigerian Federal Ministry. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The proposed six-axle locomotives will be built by GE Transportation South America in Contagem, Brazil. GE's 12-cylinder, 2,500 horsepower engine will be supplied by GE Transportation's diesel engine manufacturing plant in Grove City, Pa.

Parent General Electric is based in Fairfield, Conn.

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