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Rail News: Railroading Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from EnviroSolutions, Siemens, Hollysys, Alstom, Pacer and Innovative Scheduling (Oct. 15)
EnviroSolutions Inc. has acquired the New Jersey-based, waste-by-rail transload and intermodal facility operations of Environmental Logistics Services (ELS). The acquisition includes ELS' interests in New Jersey Rail Carriers L.L.C. and New Jersey Transloading L.L.C., the long-term operation lease of New Jersey Rail Carriers, rail cars and containers, additional operating equipment and customer contracts. The operations have total annual revenue of about $40 million.
Siemens obtained an order from the Arriyadh Development Authority to provide a complete turnkey system for two driverless subway lines in Riyadh, the Saudi-Arabian capital city. The order, valued at $2.1 billion, covers subway rolling stock, electrification systems and signaling technology for driverless operation. Siemens also will be responsible for system integration across the two lines.
Hollysys Automation Technologies Ltd. signed two contracts to provide the automatic train protection equipment and system for two high-speed rail lines in China. The contracts are valued at a combined $51.5 million. The products will be delivered in several phases through early 2014.
Gibela, a joint venture led by Alstom, has obtained a contract from the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa to supply 600 passenger trains for delivery between 2015 and 2025. Gibela will provide technical support and supply spare parts over an 18-year period. The South African government launched the program in 2010 to replace aging trains in service in Pretoria, Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban with 1,200 electric trains.
Raul Rodriguez Hernandez has joined Pacer International Inc. as general director of Mexico sales for Stacktrain Mexico de R.L. de C.V., a Pacer subsidiary. In his new role, Rodriguez Hernandez will lead Pacer's intermodal sales effort in Mexico. He joins the company with 10 years of experience at Union Pacific de Mexico, serving most recently as business director for automotive and intermodal.
Peter Torrellas has joined Innovative Scheduling as vice president of strategy and business development. Most recently, Torrellas was chief technology officer for Siemens' Mobility and Logistics division with the infrastructure and cities sector. He has nearly two decades of experience in infrastructure and development.
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