General Electric Transportation (GETS) is one of the world's leading manufacturers of railway equipment. In 2009, GE, together with the national railway company "Kazakhstan Temir Zholy" (KTZ) opened the locomotive assembly plant in Astana with 100 locomotives a year. Collected at the plant main cargo diesel locomotives TE33A series «Evolution» (model ES44ACI).
The new locomotive is a six-axle single-section locomotive power 3356 kW (4562 hp) 12-cylinder four-stroke diesel V-shaped type GEVO12. It is equipped with a microprocessor control system with electronic fuel injection and on-board diagnostic system. The maximum construction speed - 120 km / h. Compared with the previous generation diesel engines reduce these harmful emissions by more than 40%, the cost of fuel and lubricants - 17%. This allows for the entire life of the locomotive save about 1, 1 million. Liters of diesel fuel.