Infrastructure projects in Qatar and Spain to be executed with ballastless track technology from RAIL.ONE
Neumarkt, Germany, 28 January 2013 – RAIL.ONE Group, leading international manufacturer of concrete sleepers as well as systems provider for railway tracks, has won the order for delivery of the track system for the new tram line in Doha, capital of Qatar. In addition, RAIL.ONE has secured an additional follow-up order as part of the Eje Atlántico projects in Spain.
RAIL.ONE, on behalf of the construction enterprise Habtoor Leighton Group, will deliver various models of the RHEDA CITY system for construction of a new tram line in the Arab emirate of Qatar. The greatest share of the new line, around 15 km in length, will be provided with concrete cover, and a short section will also be covered in turf. According to planning, production of the approx. 14,000 TB/ZB concrete sleepers is scheduled to begin in the first quarter of 2013, at the factory in Hail, in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
RAIL.ONE, furthermore, will supply its RHEDA 2000® ballastless track system for three tunnels in the vicinity of the port city of Vigo in the northwest of Spain. In recent years RAIL.ONE already provided its patented track system for more than 15 km of track for the Eje Atlántico projects. Production of more than 40,000 bi-block concrete sleepers from the RHEDA 2000® system will take place in the Spanish factory in Toro, about 200 km to the north of Madrid. Jochen Riepl, CEO of RAIL.ONE GmbH, explained as follows: “In recent years, RAIL.ONE took part in numerous projects for expansion of railway infrastructure on the Iberian Peninsula.” He continues: “This new major order reflects the great trust placed in our reliable and high-performance ballastless track technology.”
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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.