Railway supply industry news round-up
Novocherkassk Electric Locomotive Plant has obtained certification for the use of its DTK-417K traction motors in the Eurasian Customs Union countries. Designed for use on TMH Bryansk type 2TE25KM, TEM18DM and 3TE25K2M diesel locomotives, these will replace motors previously imported from Ukraine.The Greenbrier Companies received orders for 700 wagons worth $50m in Q2 to February 28 2017, when its backlog stood at 22 600 vehicles worth $2·44bn. ‘We are focused on our two-part strategy to protect and enhance core North American businesses during this time of market inconstancy while we also expand internationally in targeted regions that offer promising growth opportunities’, said Chairman & CEO William A Furman on April 5. ‘We are encouraged by the upward trend in rail traffic, order activity in our current quarter, and earnings contribution from our activities in international markets.’ Swiss Federal Railways has become the eighth member of the Railsponsible sustainable procurement initiative. Politechnika Warszawska is the fifth Polish institution to be approved to provide type approval and conformity certification services.Wireless technology companies Lilee Systems and Fluidmash are to collaborate to offer high bandwidth train to ground data communication links.Praybourne has adopted Pulsar as the sole brand for its range of hi-visibility, flame resistant, thermal and other protective clothing.Solar power producer Azure Power has won a contract to provide roof-top electricity generation across the Indian Railways network and at the Rail Coach Factory in Kapurthala. The company recently completed the first phase of a similar project with Delhi Metro Rail Corp.Vibration protection company Getzner Werkstoffe reports that 2016 was a successful year, with turnover up from €77·9m in 2015 to €80·4m in 2016. Highlights of the year included the opening of the Gotthard Base Tunnel with custom-designed Getzner vibration protection, and the launch Sylomer aluminium vibration-damping elastic floating floors for rolling stock.