Rotterdam’s new locomotive depot will be designed by Strukton

Posted: 26 April 2018 | | No comments yet

Strukton has won the contract for the locomotive workshop in the port of Rotterdam; the biggest seaport in Europe where each week, there are more than 250 intermodal rail connections…

Strukton port

Strukton has been selected to design the depot and surrounding infrastructure for Locomotive Workshop Rotterdam (LWR) – the joint venture between Mitsui Rail Capital Europe (MRCE) and Siemens.

The locomotive workshop, focused on the servicing and maintenance of locomotives, is situated in the port of Rotterdam and scheduled to open in the summer of 2019. Strukton is also the intended constructor for the whole project.

Strukton was selected due to their ability to integrate knowledge and experience in the fields of road and rail infrastructure, buildings and rolling stock. Based on their own workshop in Zutphen, they have experience in running a depot and completing workshop processes, technical systems and logistics.

Siemens’ new Vectron locomotives will be maintained in the workshop, as part of the MRCE fleet. Additionally, the workshop will reliably service and guarantee the maximum availability of third-party fleets with innovative maintenance technologies. As such, the workshop will be an important service hub for European rail operators in Rotterdam, which is one of the crucial locations along the main corridors of the RailNetEurope Network.

The location of the new workshop in the port of Rotterdam will enable rail operators to optimise their long-term planning of necessary service stops for locomotives on their routes. The port is an ideal location for servicing locomotives arriving from Europe and will eliminate long service transfer runs that cost time and money.

The workshop will handle inspections, preventive and corrective maintenance work, which also can include simple repairs and upgrades.