Three new locomotive maintenance contracts awarded to Alstom
Posted: 25 April 2018 | Global Railway Review | No comments yet
Alstom secures the renewal of three maintenance contracts whilst extending its maintenance network in Germany with a new partner, mgw Service, a subsidiary of the Akiem Group…
Alstom has secured three extensions for operational maintenance contracts with Akiem, Europorte and Macquarie European Rail for their respective locomotive fleets.
The contracts, initially signed in 2006, cover 41 locomotives and have been renewed for a further five years.
The Belfort Services teams will oversee the management, maintenance engineering and execution of the maintenance operations in France and Germany.
“The renewal of these operational maintenance contracts with our three major customers testifies to the expertise and commitment of Alstom’s services team in Belfort. This good news reinforces our desire to transform the Belfort site into a European centre of excellence for locomotive maintenance,” said Jean-Baptiste Eyméoud, President of Alstom in France.
The Belfort site focuses on the operational/mid-life maintenance of locomotives, accident repair for all types of trains, carrying out modifications under the warranty period and modernising diesel and electric locomotives. Alstom’s site in Le Creusot is used for the bogies, the Ornans site for the traction motors, Tarbes for the traction chains and Villeurbanne for the electronics.
Through its extensive experience in maintenance, the Belfort Services department has become the leading private French ECM-certified (Entity in Charge of Maintenance, in line with EU regulation 445/2011) locomotive maintenance provider for all four functions (supervision, development, fleet management and execution) for a period of five years.
Alstom has also extended its maintenance network in Germany, by partnering with mgw Service, a subsidiary of the Akiem Group.