Esfahan Steel Company has produced 1,000 tons of UIC60 rails based on the latest international standards, the manager of the Rolling Engineering Department of ESCO said. “We were totally reliant on the competence and knowledge of Iranian experts in the manufacture of these UIC60 rails. The company is ready and has the capacity for launching the rail’s mass production,” Mohammad Amin Yousefzadeh was quoted as saying by IRNA. Islamic Republic of Iran Railways and ESCO signed an agreement in July 2014 for the production of UIC60 rails, with the delivery deadline set for September 2015. ESCO missed the deadline and no new developments took place until late 2016 when the company launched its new rail production line in cooperation with the German Kuttner Company. UIC60 rails are capable of supporting high-speed trains.