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Rail supplier news from Knorr Brake, Alstom, Thales, Granite and STV (April 22)

Based in Maryland, Knorr Brake Co. is a manufacturer of braking, door and HVAC systems for the transit-rail industry.
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Knorr-Bremse has obtained a major order to equip up to 254 Stadler US Inc. subway cars for the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA). According to the long-term contract, Knorr-Bremse’s U.S. passenger-rail subsidiary, Knorr Brake Co. LLC (KBC), will supply braking systems valued in the lower double-digit million euro range. The project is KBC’s first order for braking systems from MARTA.

Granite Construction has been awarded the Intermodal Ethanol Transfer Facility project by Eco-Energy Distribution in Stockton, California. The project calls for establishing a new rail yard on 17 acres in the Port of Stockton to accommodate 108 rail cars for the intermodal facility. The scope of work includes construction of mechanical, electrical, and fire protection systems; support facilities; a 2,400-square-foot pre-engineered metal administration building; and stormwater controls, as well as civil site improvements. Granite will self-perform the demolition, grading, storm drain construction, and concrete and paving work. Construction is underway and is expected to be completed by February 2022.

An Alstom-led consortium has completed the delivery of its ERTMS/ETCS Level 2 signal system for the E65 railway line that links central and northern Poland. Alstom and Thales Polska were responsible for the design and implementation of the signaling solution, and Nokia for providing the GSM-R system. The consortium upgraded eight integrated control rooms, delivered remote traffic control and management systems, turnkey solutions for dispatcher centers, an integrated passenger information system and CCTV solutions.

Marcos Diaz Gonzalez has joined STV Inc. as executive vice president. He will be responsible for the firm’s advisory services and expanding the firm’s program management capabilities. He brings nearly 25 years of experience as a project executive, program manager and business development executive, most recently at a global infrastructure consulting firm.

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