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Railway supply industry news in brief

02 Sep 2016

Rhätische Bahn has issued nine and 15-year SFr100m bonds to finance the procurement of 27 EMUs which it ordered from Stadler in June.

On August 26 Balfour Beatty announced the merger of its Engineering Services and Engineering Construction businesses to create Balfour Beatty Kilpatrick, a ‘UK powerhouse of mechanical and electrical engineering capability’ with a direct workforce of 2 200 which is active in sectors including transport, power and infrastructure.

Bombardier Transportation says it has become the first rail manufacturing and maintenance company in Australia to receive Asset Management Accreditation Standard ISO 55001 certification, which was awarded by risk management company SAI Global to the Adelaide facility which maintains Class 3000 and 4000 EMUs. This is also the first Bombardier site globally to achieve the status. 

Uralvagonzavod’s test centre has commissioned a new stand which can undertake cyclic durability tests of two springs at the same time with high frequency loadings to simulate the spring’s life cycle.

Arcadis UK opened an office in Croydon on August 30.