https://www.engineeringnews.co.za
R/€ = 16.68 Change: 0.01
R/$ = 15.80 Change: 0.00
Au 1827.37 $/oz Change: -10.35
Pt 911.50 $/oz Change: -19.50
 

Locomotives, Railway Trucks and Wagons

Steam locomotive operator undertakes refurbishment contract   

By: Donna Slater     6th November 2015 Germiston-based nonprofit association and steam locomotive operator Reefsteamers Association is undertaking a dual refurbishment project on two mainline steam locomotives to return them to full operation.  

KZN resignalling project design phase reaches completion

By: Ilan Solomons     7th November 2014 Rail technology manufacturer Bombardier Transportation South Africa (BTSA) is progressing well with State-owned mass transportation system operator Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa’s (PRASA’s) R1.1-billion resignalling project, in KwaZulu-Natal, BTSA sales head Aubrey Lekwane tells... 

INTERFLO 200 RAIL CONTROL SOLUTION The solution will enable a 2.5-minute headway, thereby eliminating bottlenecks while increasing safety and availability
INTERFLO 200 RAIL CONTROL SOLUTION The solution will enable a 2.5-minute headway, thereby eliminating bottlenecks while increasing safety and availability

Diesel locomotives remain popular in Africa

By: Ilan Solomons     7th November 2014 A 5 t and 8 t underground mining diesel locomotive were delivered to a large copper mining project in Kitwe, Zambia, in September by local original-equipment diesel locomotive manufacturer BG Locomotives Services, MD Dave Raper tells Engineering News. He says the increasing importance of the... 

AFRICAN OFFERING BG Locomotives Services is regularly deploying maintenance teams to Zambia, Zimbabwe, Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of Congo
AFRICAN OFFERING BG Locomotives Services is regularly deploying maintenance teams to Zambia, Zimbabwe, Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of Congo

$13bn locomotives contract under way

By: Ilan Solomons     7th November 2014 Rail technology manufacturer Bombardier Transportation South Africa (BTSA) is undertaking the manufacturing of the first batch of the 240 TRAXX Africa locomotives for State-owned freight and logistics group Transnet Freight Rail, BTSA head of sales Aubrey Lekwane tells Engineering News. He says... 

TRAXX LOCOMOTIVES PROJECT The $13-billion contract is scheduled for completion by the end of 2019 and will source more than 60% of materials and services for the project locally
TRAXX LOCOMOTIVES PROJECT The $13-billion contract is scheduled for completion by the end of 2019 and will source more than 60% of materials and services for the project locally

Consortium enhances companies’ operational efficiencies  

By: Ilan Solomons     7th November 2014 Local original-equipment manufacturer (OEM) Trident South Africa, underground railway control systems manufacturer Battery Electric (BE) and Southern Africa hydraulics engineering company Bearing Man Group (BMG) Hydraulics formed a consortium to improve and streamline the companies’ product and... 

IN THE POUND SEATS Trident is the sole licensed distributor of Bearing Man Group’s self-adjusting breaking systems to the South African mining industry
Trident South Africa international marketing manager Simon Lewis discusses the new cooperation agreement between Trident, Battery Electric and the Bearing Man Group, as well as the company's expansion into the African and South American markets.

Company aims to supply rail industry with flexible conduit solutions

7th November 2014 Electrical, automation and mechanical products and equipment supplier Elquip Solutions introduced UK manufacturer Flexicon’s high-quality range of flexible conduit systems and components to the local market in August. “Elquip has had a long and proud association with Flexicon, as it is a highly... 

FLEXIBLE CONDUIT SOLUTIONS
Flexicon has developed two product ranges namely metallic and non-metallic conduit solutions, which are available from 10 mm to 106 mm in diameter
FLEXIBLE CONDUIT SOLUTIONS Flexicon has developed two product ranges namely metallic and non-metallic conduit solutions, which are available from 10 mm to 106 mm in diameter

R50m propulsion and control factory to open by year-end

By: Ilan Solomons     7th November 2014 Rail technology manufacturer Bombardier Transportation South Africa (BTSA) is set to open its R50-million propulsion and control factory in Germiston, on the East Rand, by the end of the year, BTSA head of sales Aubrey Lekwane tells Engineering News. “Our contract with State-owned freight and... 

AUBREY LEKWANE
The propulsion and control factory is integral to Bombardier Transportation South Africa’s fulfilling its contract with Transnet
AUBREY LEKWANE The propulsion and control factory is integral to Bombardier Transportation South Africa’s fulfilling its contract with Transnet

Shunting locomotive well suited to mining industry

7th November 2014 Rail solutions for short hauls are not commonly used on Southern African mines, but with technology available locally and significantly larger tonnages that can be moved quickly, efficiently and safely, there are good reasons to consider rail as part of a mine’s internal hauling infrastructure,... 

RS7S3C DC LOCOMOTIVE
The locomotive is manufactured standard with a 521.9 kW C18 CAT engine and an in-house digital control system
RS7S3C DC LOCOMOTIVE The locomotive is manufactured standard with a 521.9 kW C18 CAT engine and an in-house digital control system

PRASA train project on track

By: Ilan Solomons     7th November 2014 South African rail company Gibela Rail Transport Consortium is making steady progress on executing a R51-billion contract to supply the State-owned mass transportation system operator Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) with 600 new X'Ttrapolis Mega commuter trains to replace South... 

X'TRAPOLIS MEGA TRAIN The first of the 20 trains will be shipped to South Africa by the end of 2015
X'TRAPOLIS MEGA TRAIN The first of the 20 trains will be shipped to South Africa by the end of 2015

Improving railway systems for a growing number of projects

8th November 2013 To stay abreast of the growing number of railway projects in Africa, a ballast-less track system –Tubular Modular Track – has been created to provide continuous support for rails using skeletal precast modules in an articulated fixed geometry arrangement, says railway track manufacturer Tubular... 

German practices will aid Africa’s rail development

8th November 2013 The shift from road to rail will benefit passengers and help to reduce carbon emissions, while incorporation of best practices, as pioneered in Germany, will help with the regional integration and management of African railways. The second Annual African Railway Summit provided a complete package... 

Latest software solutions unveiled

8th November 2013 Railroads and rail shippers face ongoing challenges in lowering inventory and maintenance costs, while also increasing efficiencies so as to decrease unplanned downtime, which ultimately leads to higher revenue. To address the challenges that rail shippers face, a division of US conglomerate... 

Locomotives order to be filled by end-2016

8th November 2013 German transport and technology manufacturer Vossloh is continuing its internationalisation strategy and is set to start shipment of a large locomotives order in the second quarter of 2014, with the final shipment taking place by the end of 2016. Vossloh reports that in October it signed a... 

Gearing up for growth

8th November 2013 Large fabricator and rolling stock manufacturer Galison Manufacturing reports that it is well positioned to take advantage of government’s planned major increased spend in wagons and locomotives as part of its National Infrastructure Plan. Earlier this year, the company secured a $2-million... 

Supplier claims world first in locomotive steering, unlimited growth potential

8th November 2013 Johannesburg-based locomotive solutions provider DCD Rolling Stock believes it has unlimited growth potential owing to its patented Jika passive hydraulic steering (PHS) system for bogies, which is an industry-first due for commercial release. DCD Rolling Stock technical manager Daryl Leggitt... 

Company re-enters locomotives industry

8th November 2013 The general South African locomotive fleet is old and outdated says designer, manufacturer and installer of transformers Powertech Transformers (PTT), which has recently re-entered the locomotives industry, after seeing that the South African government has made funding available for the... 

Rail infrastructure needed to facilitate container growth

By: Carina Borralho     8th November 2013 During the next 25 to 30 years, the number of containers moved between Durban and Gauteng will be almost ten times what the figure currently is, says head of the government’s steering committee for the country’s Gauteng-based  aerotropolis project, Jack van der Merwe. He estimates that the number... 

ON TRACK FOR TOMORROW
The revitalisation of rail will ensure economic growth for South Africa
ON TRACK FOR TOMORROW The revitalisation of rail will ensure economic growth for South Africa

Company boasts $72-million in locomotives projects

By: Carina Borralho     8th November 2013 Locomotive supplier RRL Grindrod Locomotives is expanding its manufacturing facilities in Pretoria, Gauteng, to keep up with growing demand and future projects, with the expansion set to be complete by the end of 2013. Owing to the continent’s rich mineral reserves and the consequent demand for... 

Locomotives industry in SA improving

By: Carina Borralho     8th November 2013 The inadequate state of the South African railway industry in the past decade poses a challenge in meeting the requirement for rapid infrastructure development to support the country’s urbanisation and economic growth, says auditing, consulting and financial advisory firm Deloitte corporate... 

Locomotive manufacturer hoping to participate in fleet renewal tenders

By: Zandile Mavuso     9th November 2012 Nigel-based locomotives manufacturer Union Carriage & Wagon (UCW), a Murray & Roberts- (M&R-) owned company, has started manufacturing 32 15 E locomotives for Transnet Freight Rail's (TFR's) iron-ore line between Sishen and Saldanha. 

Railways need upgrading to relieve roads congestion

By: Zandile Mavuso     9th November 2012 South Africa needs to improve its railway infrastructure to reduce the pressure on the country's road system, which is often congested because of trucks being used to transport the majority of the country's freight, says locomotive manufacturer and refurbishment company Industrial Locomotives... 

Capital expansion programme to benefit local companies

By: Zandile Mavuso     9th November 2012 South Africa has been experiencing a major drive towards increasing investment in rail infrastructure during the past year.  

Bottom-discharge containers benefit rail industry

By: Zandile Mavuso     9th November 2012 Bulk materials handling company Versatile Africa says the opportunity to transport more bulk freight by container wagon has significant potential to contribute to the reopening of rail branch lines and to increase main line bulk volumes in South Africa. 

Company modernises Italian passenger coaches

9th November 2012 Rail technology manufacturer Bombardier Transportation is modernising 110 passenger rail coaches for Italian rail operator Trenitalia. The work covers comprehensive modernisation services on the 30-year-old coaches.  

Company launches transducers for traction market

9th November 2012 Global electrical measurement solutions provider LEM has introduced the DVL series of transducers, which are fully compliant with the International Railway Industry Standards, for the traction market. The transducers, which were designed to achieve high levels of isolation with a safety... 

New railway seating complies with European fire safety standard

9th November 2012 Europe-based engineering thermoplastics supplier Sabic Innovative Plastics in September showcased Germany-based Grammer Railway Interior’s tough, new seat back shells and side panels for first-class rail cars that comply with Europe’s upcoming CEN/TS 45545 harmonised standard for fire safety.  

Locomotives manufacturer receives award

9th November 2012 Kiel-based Voith Turbo Lokomotivtechnik (VTLT) has been awarded the Supplier of the Year 2012 award in the vehicles category by railway operator DB German Railways. 

1
2
RSS Feed

About

Engineering News is a product of Creamer Media.
www.creamermedia.co.za

Other Creamer Media Products include:
Mining Weekly
Research Channel Africa
Polity

Read more

Subscriptions

We offer a variety of subscriptions to our Magazine, Website, PDF Reports and our photo library.

Subscriptions are available via the Creamer Media Store.

View store

Advertise

Advertising on Engineering News is an effective way to build and consolidate a company's profile among clients and prospective clients. Email advertising@creamermedia.co.za

View options
Subscribe Now
Free daily email newsletter Register Now