DEUTSCHE BAHN AG AWARDS SPL POWERLINES GERMANY CONTRACT FOR ELECTRIFICATION OF TWO SECTIONS OF MUNICH-LINDAU LINE EXTENSION PROJECT.
ELECTRIFICATION AND MODERNISATION WILL REDUCE OVERALL JOUNEY TIME BETWEEN MUNICH AND ZURICH TO 3 HOURS 30 MINUTES.
CONTRACT VOLUME: approx. €13 million
Munich and Zurich are both major cities in two of the most economically powerful regions of Europe. Nevertheless, the rail link between the two cities does not correspond with modern standards. Deutsche Bahn, the Federal Republic of Germany, the State of Bavaria and the Swiss Confederation are now investing in the electrification and modernisation of the line between Munich and Zurich, the objective being to reduce the travelling time between the two cities to 3 hours and 30 minutes. In addition to electrification, the project also includes the modernisation of the train stations in Türkheim and Kißlegg, adaptions and track construction adjustments to enable ultra-modern trains to navigate curves at considerably higher speeds, and construction work at rail crossings and road bridges.
SPL Powerlines Germany awarded contracts for section units 03 and 04
In October 2017, Deutsche Bahn awarded SPL Powerlines Germany the contract to electrify the section units VE03 Mindelheim-Stetten and VE04 Memmingen-Leutkirch. In the two sections Powerlines will install a total of 465 masts of various dimensions, 481 cantilevers, 38km of high-strength AC-100 Elcorim-type catenary cable, 59km of feeder line and 4km of return feeders. The feeder line is to be installed unobtrusively along the new overhead catenary system, without taking up any additional space, so there will be no need to install new transmission line infrastructure in the Allgäu region. SPL Powerlines Germany is expected to complete project work in December 2020.
Gerhard Ehringer, CEO Powerlines Group GmbH: “ In Germany - one of the most important core markets for Powerlines - we expect a very stable and sustainable business in the coming years, also due to the passing of the Federal Transport Infrastructure Plan. The Munich-Lindau project, as part of the Munich-Zurich route, is also essential for the expansion of the trans-European network. I am delighted that Deutsche Bahn once again rely on Powerlines as a reliable partner. "
The Powerlines Group is an international corporate group active in the business segments RAIL, PRODUCTS and ENERGY. Powerlines is a system supplier in the RAIL segment and offers international customers a comprehensive range of services for railway electrification – including consulting, engineering and planning, products, assembly and installation, service and maintenance – all from a single, reliable source. In the PRODUCTS segment Powerlines develops and distributes innovative components and complete systems for railway electrification. In the ENERGY segment Powerlines plans, assembles, installs and maintains high voltage transmission lines for energy providers. Powerlines Group is one of the market leaders in the German-speaking areas, in the UK and in Scandinavia.
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Press release Powerlines contracted by Deutsche Bahn with electrification München-Lindau.pdf