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Iako nazalost nisam na Innotransu; cinjenica je da se na sajmu desavaju (i prezentiraju) zanimljive stvari. Citirati cu par tekstova iz svog casopisa!


Ovogodisnji Innotrans kao sajam je odlicno uspio:





Attracting 2 950 exhibitors from 60 countries, the 11th InnoTrans trade fair is the largest yet, according to Dr Christian Göke, Chief Executive of organiser Messe Berlin GmbH. Speaking to Railway Gazette International in Berlin, he said around 130 000 trade visitors are expected to attend the four-day event which opens on September 20.

Göke said InnoTrans had been able to develop so much over the past 20 years thanks to a strong partnership with German and European industry associations such as VDB, VDV, ZVEI and UNIFE.

'The key to a successful trade fair is organic growth', he suggested, adding that exhibition space, exhibitor numbers and visitors needed to develop at a similar rate.

With more than 200 new companies seeking to exhibit for the first time at InnoTrans 2016, Messe Berlin has been forced to adopt some 'specific measures' to free up space, including transferring some support services off-site. That has allowed the fair to accommodate requests for an extra 6 000 m2, increasing the total exhibition space by 8% to 112 000 m2. Planning has already started for the construction of another exhibition hall, which Göke hopes will be ready in time for InnoTrans 2018.

As in previous years, demand has been strong for spaces on the 3 500 m of outdoor display tracks, with 123 vehicles to be shown this year. Göke reported that many firms had timed their research and development programmes to be able to launch new products and services at the show, with around 140 world premières to be unveiled this week.

According to Dr Ben Möbius, Managing Director of the German railway industry association VDB, this year will see a strong focus on digitisation, and the many ways in which IT can contribute to improving the efficiency and competitiveness of the rail sector. Citing examples ranging from automatic driving through passenger information systems to condition-based maintenance, he believed that the strong focus on Rail 4.0 would help the global competitiveness of German industry.


Sto se izlozaka vozila tice, cini se da svi relevantni proizvodjaci ulazu u baterijska vozila! Ranije sam vec naveo primjer austrijske 1063 lokomotive, ali uz to tu su jos i:





INNOTRANS: Alstom expects to sign a firm order for a production build of hydrogen fuel cell powered multiple-units by the end of the year, Coradia LINT Product Manager Stefan Schrank told Railway Gazette on September 20.
The expected initial firm order would cover units for service in Nordrhein-Westfalen. Alstom has already signed letters of intent with four German Länder covering a total of 60 trainsets, and anticipates firm orders for between 40 and 70 units by the end of 2017.
Schrank was speaking at InnoTrans following the unveiling of the first of two pre-production iLINT fuel cell multiple-units which are to be tested on regional services around Hannover under an agreement with the Land of Niedersachsen.
The two pre-production units are owned by Alstom, which plans to conduct testing throughout 2017, including at the Velim test circuit. Type approval from Germany's Federal Railway Office is expected by the end of 2017, enabling the start of trial passenger running around Hannover in late 2017 or early 2018.
The fuel cell trainsets have the same bodies, bogies and drive equipment as the conventional diesels, and the two units will directly replace two diesel units to provide a real-world comparison of performance.
The hydrogen tanks and fuel cells are mounted on the car roofs, with the tanks carrying 94 kg of hydrogen per car, enough for around one day or 700 km of operation. The fuel cells were supplied by Hydrogenics, after Alstom took a decision to partner with an experienced specialist rather than develop its own technology. The fuel cells are linked to lithium ion batteries from Akasol.
Alstom anticipates that operating costs will be comparable to diesel units. The environmental footprint of the trainsets will depend on how the hydrogen is produced; under Germany's current electricity generating mix and electrolysis produces an unfavourable comparison to diesel, but the generating mix predicted for 2020 would make the hydrogen greener, Schrank said.
He sees a bright future for fuel cells, which he believes have now reached a comparable level of development to diesel engines 100 years ago.





GERMANY: Bombardier Transportation is to develop a battery-electric multiple-unit for operation on non-electrified routes, under a research programme to be partially funded by the Ministry of Transport & Digital Infrastructure.
Attending the InnoTrans 2016 trade fair in Berlin on September 20, Transport Minister Alexander Dobrint presented a letter of intent to Bombardier committing €3·9m of innovation funding to support the development under the government’s electro-mobility programme. Work is expected to get underway at the start of quarter 4 2016, with a prototype trainset to be ready for test running by mid-2018.
Bombardier will be working with Technische Universität Berlin, Südwestdeutsche Verkehrs AG and Nahverkehrsgesellschaft Baden-Württemburg to develop a battery-electric variant of its new Talent 3 EMU family. The three-car unit will be powered by Bombardier’s Primove batteries, as used on hybrid trams, and will feature an energy management system to optimise performance.
As well as recovering regenerated braking energy, the battery will be charged from the overhead line while the BEMU is running on electrified lines. A range of around 100 km between charges is anticipated. The project will also be investigating the development of a rapid recharging station to top up the battery on longer routes, rated at around 1 MW.
The prototype trainset is expected to be tested on SWEG regional routes in Baden-Württemberg. Noting that around half of the German network is not electrified and reliant on diesel trainsets, Dobrint said ‘our investments will help develop a zero-emission, energy-efficient and cost-effective alternative to diesel trains. Deploying fuel cell and battery technology for rail transport will usher in a new era for non-electrified routes’.


Stadler i Solaris suradjuju u programu tramvaja...





EUROPE: Polish bus and tram manufacturer Solaris and Swiss rolling stock supplier Stadler Rail announced on September 20 that they will be forming consortia to bid in tram and light rail vehicle tenders in Central and Eastern Europe.
The agreement, announced at a press conference at InnoTrans 2016 to mark Solaris' 20th anniversary, deepens co-operation between the two companies going back 10 years. The first joint bid will be made for the supply of trams to Kraków.
Solaris expects to hand over the first of five trams that it is supplying to Leipzig later this year.


Uz sve ovo, trziste raste!





INTERNATIONAL: The global market for rail products and services is set to reach €185bn a year by 2021, according to the sixth World Rail Market Study, launched at InnoTrans 2016 on September 20.
Compiled by Roland Berger for the European railway industry association UNIFE, the study found that the market has been growing by around 3% per year to reach an estimated total of €159bn in 2015. Future growth is projected at around 2.6% per annum over the next six years.
Introducing the study findings, Roland Berger consultant Andreas Schwilling said all regions and market segments were showing growth, albeit at different rates. It was not a question of growth in developing markets being offset by declines elsewhere; in fact he said western Europe was expected to see above-average growth in the coming years.
Over the next five years, Asia-Pacific will continue to account for the biggest portion of the market by value (32%), followed by Western Europe (26%). Western Europe leads in the growth stakes with 3.1%, ahead of Africa/Middle East with 3%. Growth in the Asia Pacific market is predicted to average 2.6%, with Russia/CIS lowest at just 0.9%.
Among the key drivers for market growth were strong investment in metros as a reflection of urbanisation and the outsourcing of maintenance services formerly undertaken in-house by railway operators.
However, the study reported a notable drop in the proportion of the global market that was accessible to international suppliers through open competitive tendering, from 68% to around 63%. While some markets were open, elsewhere the playing field is far from level. According to one industry insider, in the past few years major suppliers have been prevented from bidding to supply rolling stock for Chinese metros, even through joint ventures which previously supported the evolution of that country's domestic metro capabilities.
Asked whether growth rates in previous years reflected early predictions, Schwilling said that the headline figure had tended to be conservative, with actual growth rates higher than predicted. The only exception had been 2012, which reflected external economic impacts on the global market.
The World Rail Market Study is published for UNIFE by Eurailpress and can be ordered from www.railwaygazette.com. For more details see our article in the September issue of Railway Gazette International.




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