Iran Joins Rail Track
The first domestically manufactured rail track consignment produced at
Isfahan Steel Company was delivered to the National Railways Organization in
a special ceremony held in the presence of Dr. Mansour Yazdizadeh, Managing
Director of Esfahan Steel Company (ESCO).
By delivering this steel consignment, Iran has officially joined the rail
track manufacturing countries.
The cargo is 500 tons of U33 rails, manufactured according to the latest
global technology at ESCO, and is on par with European Standard EN13674.
On the sidelines of the ceremony, the Head of Isfahan Railways, Seyed Reza
Sadat Hosseini, said: “Delivering the first rail track consignment gives us
the glad tiding that the IRI Railways concern over provision of rail tracks
will be removed and the problem will be solved by increasing the
Noting that the IRI Railways has welcomed the domestic manufacture of rail
tracks, he said the organization will fulfill its obligations vis-à-vis the
national railways so that an important step would be taken towards the
development of rail transport.
He said: “According to the Sixth Development Plan, the country’s railways
should reach 25 thousand kilometers, every 10 kilometers of which requires
500 tons of rail tracks. The statistics indicate the country’s high rail
Sadat Hosseini added: “The rails produced at the ESCO have been tested by
experts and are reliable. The quality of these products will be better known
Meanwhile, Yazdizadeh expressed satisfaction with the efforts made by this
huge industrial complex in line with Iran’s self-sufficiency in production
of rail tracks in a year designated as the year of support for domestic
goods. He said: “Rail transportation development is one of the basic needs
of the country and the supply of rail tracks is of strategic importance.”
In the current situation that we are under unjust sanctions, rail supplies
within the country are very effective support for the development of rail
transport, he noted.
He added: “Quality plays a very important role in rail production, and ESCO
has been particularly sensitive to the quality of its products since its
inception. For this reason, every product manufactured in this company has
become a brand and customers have special confidence in these products.”
Yazdizadeh said that customer satisfaction is important in rail production,
so the rails have been manufactured according to the latest European
standard EN13674 and Bureau Veritas certification company has approved the
products as a foreign observer.
He added that the high quality girder and rebar manufactured at ESCO and
exported to European countries also play a role in the security of the
building and the safety of rail transport.
He reiterated that the production of the rails was much easier four years
ago according to the standards of the time, adding that the rail production
based on the latest European standards was very difficult and complicated
but it was worth the efforts because it has made the country self-reliant.
“We are glad that today the production problems of other types of rails,
including the UIC60, have been resolved and there is full readiness to
produce all types of rails.”
The CEO of Esfahan Steel Company concluded by saying that the company, with
the possibility of producing 400 thousand tons of rails per year, is able to
supply the state railways with the needed tracks and export the surplus.