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Industry News in Brief

03 Jul 2011

Croatian rolling stock manufacturer Koncar is to assist Ukrainian bus manufacturer LAZ with starting production of metre and 1520 mm gauge low-floor trams at its plant in L’viv. Koncar will supply the traction equipment.

Groupe Eurotunnel and STAR Capital Partners have formed a 49:51 joint venture to build a 500 MW high voltage DC link between the French and UK electricity networks. Using the Channel Tunnel service tunnel, the €250m ElecLink project will add capacity to the existing HVDC undersea link.

Amsted Rail has bought the Hollube Wear Eliminator range from Holland, which is focusing on load securing and protection products.

On June 14 Railway Vehicle Engineering Ltd announced the launch of a new division offering specialist welding and materials services to the UK rail industry. RVEL Technology will be based at the company’s London Road facility in Derby.