RAIL.ONE will deliver more than 530,000 concrete sleepers for new construction of the Honam Line
Neumarkt, Germany, 14 January 2013 – RAIL.ONE Group, leading international manufacturer of concrete sleepers and systems provider for railtrack infrastructure, will deliver over 530,000 concrete sleepers on behalf of SAMPYO Engineering & Construction LTD., Kuedo Kongyung Co., Ltd., and HwaSung - Kuedo Co., Ltd. The bi-block concrete sleepers from the RHEDA 2000® ballastless track system will be installed on the Honam high-speed line, approx. 230 km long, which branches off near Osong from the existing high-speed line and leads to the port city of Mokpo, in the southwest of Korea. Production of the sleepers will take place in factories in Incheon and Cheonan, which lie south of Seoul in the provinces of Gyeonggi and Chungcheongnam. These plants are jointly operated by RAIL.ONE with its joint-venture partner Taemyung Industrial Co.
With this highly impressive project success, the company RAIL.ONE once again confirms its leading position in ballastless track technology. Earlier, on the second section of the high-speed rail line from Seoul to Busan – the Kyungbu Line, in 2007 – RAIL.ONE delivered more than 390,000 bi-block sleepers from the RHEDA 2000® ballastless track system over a track length of 136 km. As Jochen Riepl, CEO of RAIL.ONE GmbH, emphasized: “We are most satisfied that we – together with our partner company Taemyung – were able to win this major contract. This award confirms our position as provider of internationally proven leading-edge technology.” Jochen Riepl continued by summarizing RAIL.ONE corporate philosophy: “The RHEDA 2000® system, as well as the various design types based on RHEDA technology, have until now been installed in over ten countries, along more than 2,600 km of track, as well as in the form of over 150 turnouts and rail expansion joints. Our incentive here is to assure top quality, innovative technology, and the satisfaction of our customers.”
About the PCM RAIL.ONE Group
The PCM RAIL.ONE Group has been manufacturing concrete sleepers and track systems for urban transit and long-distance rail transportation for over 60 years. The technology leader also offers its expertise in the fields of engineering and plant construction. Its customer-driven innovations fulfill the highest quality standards and are installed around the world
The PCM RAIL.ONE Group is comprised of several companies and eleven production facilities with a presence in Germany, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Spain, South Korea, Hungary, Turkey, the United States, and India. It maintains annual capacities of over 5 million track sleepers and 750,000 linear meters of turnout sleepers.