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Siemens Mobility contracts DB ESG for additional ETCS installation design work

Siemens Mobility has awarded a contract to DB ESG for the vehicle installation design for the fitting of European Train Control System (ETCS) into the cabs of Class 60, 59,57 and 47 freight locomotives.

This follows on from the contract that DB ESG received back in June 2018 to provide the mechanical and electrical installation design for Class 66 freight locos.

03 MARCH 036 David Cross – 66097 at Port of Felixstowe

The work on these fleets forms part of Network Rail Digital Railway’s ETCS Freight Train Fitment Programme. Siemens Mobility has a contract with Network Rail for the provision of first-in-class design and fitment of Siemens’ ETCS Trainguard 200® on-board equipment onto the locomotives.

In turn, Siemens Mobility has sub-contracted DB ESG to provide the mechanical and electrical vehicle installation design and first-in-class support of a ETCS Level 2 on-board and TPWS/AWS solution. DB ESG has recognised expertise in freight locomotive vehicle engineering and is experienced in delivering complex fleet modification programmes.

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Commenting on this announcement, DB ESG managing director Nick Goodhand said: “We have enjoyed the challenges of the Class 66 project and working closely with all the operators and associated stakeholders. We understand the cab space constraints, the importance of human factors and the complexity of freight vehicles, including the number of Class variants within each fleet type. We are delighted to be continuing our working relationships and thank Siemens Mobility for the faith that they have put in us through these additional orders.”

Nigel Wordsworth BSc(Hons) MCIJhttp://therailengineer.com

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Nigel Wordsworth graduated with an honours degree in Mechanical Engineering from Nottingham University, after which he joined the American aerospace and industrial fastener group SPS Technologies. After a short time at the research laboratories in Pennsylvania, USA, Nigel became responsible for applications engineering to industry in the UK and Western Europe. At this time he advised on various engineering projects, from Formula 1 to machine tools, including a particularly problematic area of bogie design for the HST.

A move to the power generation and offshore oil supply sector followed as Nigel became director of Entwistle-Sandiacre, a subsidiary of the Australian-owned group Aurora plc. At the same time, Nigel spent ten years as a Technical Commissioner with the RAC Motor Sports Association, responsible for drafting and enforcing technical regulations for national and international motor racing series.

Joining Rail Engineer in 2008, Nigel’s first assignment was a report on new three-dimensional mobile mapping and surveying equipment, swiftly followed by a look at vegetation control machinery. He continues to write on a variety of topics for most issues.

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