A groundbreaking ceremony has been held for the locomotive maintenance centre which is being built at Gramatneusiedl south of Wien by the ETL Lokservice joint venture of ÖBB-Technische Services, Logistics & Transport Europe and European Locomotive Leasing. Opening is planned for early 2022.
Plasser American Corp has awarded contracts to expand manufacturing capacity at its site in Chesapeake, Virginia. The $52·6m investment, to be completed in 2023, includes a new office building, and expansion of the assembly area and warehouse to more than double output.
Eurofima CEO Alfred Buder has announced his intention to step down on December 31 2020.
Cundall has appointed Stephen Dale as Global Rail Director, a new Dubai-based role with responsibility for developing the engineering consultancy’s activities in the railway sector. He was previously head of engineering at Leighton Contractors (Asia) in Hong Kong.
Keolis shareholders SNCF and CDPQ appointed Jérôme Tolot as a member of the Keolis supervisory board from October 2. Early next year he will succeed Joël Lebreton as Chairman. ‘With the appointment this summer of Marie-Ange Debon as CEO, Keolis has a robust governance in place and the company is ready to weather the health crisis and open a new chapter in its development’, said Lebreton.
Huber+Suhner has joined the 450 MHz Alliance industry association which represents interests of 450 MHz spectrum stakeholders. ‘Huber+Suhner realised long ago the impact that poor connectivity can have on mission-critical communications’, said Oliver Schmidt, Managing Director for the DACH region at the supplier. ‘Since then, we have used our knowledge to develop connectivity solutions specifically for critical communication in the defence, energy, industrial, transport, and wireless sectors.’
Keolis has appointed Jenny Fahlbush as Vice-President of Corporate Affairs & Client Engagement for North America.