Bodi International and its subsidiaries, Incon LLC and Bodi Properties LLC, have built Mongolia’s first class 1, non-crossing, heavy-duty railway with the capacity to transport up to 50 million tons of cargo per year.
The commissioning ceremony of the 233.6-km-long route, built by Mongolian engineers, was held at Tavan Tolgoi Station in Tsogttsii soum, Umnugovi Province, on September 9.
Tavan Tolgoi Railway LLC was the customer of the railway project, and Bodi International LLC was the general contractor. 624 domestic enterprises, more than 2,000 pieces of equipment and machinery, and more than 5,000 engineers, technicians, and people worked as subcontractors. The construction work started on March 1, 2020, and on July 7, 2022, the railway was handed over to Tavan Tolgoi Railway LLC after successful trial transportation.
The Tavan Tolgoi-Gashuun Sukhait railway line features 2 stations (Tavan Tolgoi, Gashuun Sukhait), 6 crossings (Khairkhan, Khangai, Urtgol, Oyuut, Shini-Us, Khulant), and 16 bridges. The carrying capacity of the railway core is 25 tons, the gauge size is 1520 mm, features SCADA and TETRA, and is a railway that has introduced new innovations in various fields, such as signal communication with digital radio system, semi-automatic blocking system, welding technology to prevent intersections, and rolling stock.
With the completion of this railway, the cost of exporting coal to China will drop from around 50 USD to 12 USD per ton – less than a quarter of the previous cost. Also, it will be possible to increase the share of Mongolian coal exports to 30.5% from the current 10.5% in the East Asian market, and it will be possible to increase the export income by 2.9 times to 8.9 billion USD.
Энэхүү төмөр зам ашиглалтад орсноор БНХАУ руу экспортлох нүүрс тээврийн өртөг 49,59 ам.доллароос 12,09 ам.доллар болж, тонн тутамд 4,1 дахин буурна гэж тооцсон. Мөн Зүүн Азийн зах зээлд Монголын нүүрсний экспортын эзлэх хувь өнөөгийн байдлаар 10.5% байгааг нэмэгдүүлж 30.5%-д хүргэх боломжтойгоос гадна экспортын орлогыг 2.9 дахин нэмэгдүүлж 8.9 тэрбум ам.долларт хүргэх боломжтой болох юм.