Abidjan metro concession signed CÔTE D’IVOIRE: A French-Korean consortium signed a build-operate-transfer concession agreement for Abidjan metro Line 1 on July 6. The consortium comprises Hyundai Rotem (33%), Bouygues subsidiaries DTP Terrassement and Bouygues Travaux Publics (33%), Keolis (25%) and Dongsan Engineering (9%). Hyundai Rotem is to supply rolling stock and signalling, Dongsan Engineering electrification, and DTP Terrassement and Bouygues Travaux Publics and will be responsible for engineering work. Keolis is to operate the line. The 37 km line would connect the northern and southern suburbs via the city centre, and would serve Félix Houphouët-Boigny International Airport. The consortium excluding Keolis signed an initial agreement on April 11 2014. Concrete mixing trains - GCF Electrification Concrete mixing trains mean that any railway work involving concrete can be performed, such as foundation blocks support poles and railway gantries. These modular systems are full-scale, fully automatic concrete mixing plant mounted on inter-connected railway wagons. This type of train allows GCF to operate on any site (and at any time) without having to depend on external suppliers and plant: concrete is prepared on-site and the composition and quality of every cast are constantly monitored and certified. In general, there are at least:• n° 5 inert storage hopper wagons each with a capacity of 15 cubic meters. Capacity Concrete production capacity: 45 cubic metres per hour.The total cast capacity varies in relation to the number of hopper wagons used for inert materials.
Pressure increases on “World’s Saddest Zoo” after Animals Asia report Petition requesting closure is launched as Grandview Aquarium makes international headlines and is beset by bad publicity after official opening. Syndicated news reports called it "one of the saddest zoos in the world" - others went further dubbing it the "worst zoo" and a "prison" – as pressure on the facility in Guangzhou, China grew. Our report hit the web the day before the official launch. Our international Facebook post reached over 150,000 people, with over three times more reading about it via our Weibo account in China. Millions more were reached by subsequent reports by the Washington Post, Inside Edition and the influential South China Morning Post. Housed in a shopping mall, the "zoo" includes two white bears — billed as polar bears but more likely polar bear–brown bear hybrid – five walrus calves, six young beluga whales and two Arctic wolves in woefully inadequate space.
Railway maintenance transformed by smartphone technology You are here: Home » Rail industry news » Railway maintenance transformed by smartphone technology 4 November 2015 • Author: Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, European Railway Review Railway maintenance is being revolutionised by smartphone technology according to Network Rail who supplied 25,000 iOS devices to its workforce. Bespoke smartphone apps are enabling Network Rail to revolutionise is workflow improving safety and performance on the railway.
Skanska, Aecom, Colas Rail and Mott MacDonald to design and construct rail network in the South of England Skanska, Aecom, Colas Rail and Mott MacDonald to design and construct rail network in the South of England STOCKHOLM, 15-Nov-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Skanska has, in alliance with Aecom, Colas Rail and Mott MacDonald, been awarded a contract by Network Rail to design and construct the Waterloo and South West Upgrade on the South West Trains network in the South of England. The total contract value is GBP 453M. Skanska will include its part of the contract, worth GBP 165M, about SEK 1.9 billion, in the order bookings for Skanska UK in the fourth quarter of 2016. The project includes full design and construction to bring back the Waterloo International Terminal into use, platform modifications at Waterloo station and improvements to the outlying stations and rail systems. Work started in November and the project will completed in April 2019.
Mühlhäuser Service Vehicles - MSVs Over the last years, MÜHLHÄUSER has grown into trackless logistics. Mühlhäuser Service Vehicles - MSVsTM provide independence in underground logistics. The Mühlhäuser Service Vehicles - MSVsTM are diesel powered transportation vehicles with rubber tires and all-wheel-steering chassis. Chinese mall becomes ‘prison’ for bears, belugas, wolves A man takes a picture of a bear in Guangzhou Mall Ocean World in Guangzhou, China, on Feb. 1. (Simon Denyer/The Washington Post) A Chinese shopping mall has become a “prison” for a variety of marine and polar animals. French consortium to deliver Hanoi Metro Line 3 A French consortium of Alstom, Colas Rail and Thales is to deliver a brand new metro system for the Vietnamese capital of Hanoi. Hanoi Line 3, due to open by the end of 2021, will be 12.5 km long and with 12 stations. The contract also includes the construction of a new maintenance depot.