LOTOS Lab and LOTOS Kolej are running a project to construct two prototype hybrid shunting locomotives. This means that the two modernised locomotives will be electrically powered by a lithium-ion battery, while the alternative drive will be diesel in one locomotive and hydrogen in the other.
Between May 9th and May 12th 2017, the Transport Logistic trade fair will be held in Munich. The event will be attended by over 2,000 exhibitors from across the globe. This year, the participants will include LOTOS Kolej – the most technologically advanced rail carrier in Poland, now successfully expanding its business in Germany.
LOTOS Kolej has opened a transport division in Poznań, and, what is more, LOTOS Terminale has a fuel depot located there. This capital city of Wielkopolska constitutes a “gateway to Europe” in terms of intermodal rail freight.
LOTOS Kolej, a Grupa LOTOS S.A. subsidiary, has launched rail freight operations in Germany, a very promising market for the carrier.
As part of the ‘Efficiency and Growth’ programme, the Management Board of Grupa LOTOS S.A. has made a decision to float LOTOS Kolej on the Warsaw Stock Exchange.
This year, Grupa LOTOS’s refinery in Gdańsk has further diversified its sources of crude oil supplies. The new crude is produced at the Lubiatów gas and oil production facility managed by PGNiG.
In the past, crude oil was brought to the refinery over the Druzhba pipeline and by sea, through Naftoport. Now the feedstock is also supplied by rail. Rail supplies are performed by LOTOS Kolej, one of the largest freight carriers in Poland.
LOTOS Kolej has put into operation the first of five DRAGON locomotives it has ordered. Manufactured by NEWAG Gliwice S.A., the DRAGON is a modern six-axle electric locomotive, the first of its kind to be manufactured in Poland in some 25 years.