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New locomotive workshop at port of Rotterdam

Siemens Mobility has opened a locomotive workshop at the port of Rotterdam. The facility known as Locomotive Workshop Rotterdam (LWR) was constructed in a partnership with train leasing company Mitsui Rail Capital Europe. LWR will be focused on preventive and corrective maintenance, inspections and upgrades of electric locomotives.

The new locomotive workshop was officially opened on Tuesday, 26 November, after less than a year of construction. It is located in the Second Maasvlakte area. LWR is a joint venture of locomotive manufacturer Siemens Mobility and leasing company Mitsui Rail Capital Europe. The facility is dedicated to the rail freight operators working at the port of Rotterdam, the largest seaport in Europe. It was designed taking into account the future expansions of the rail network around the site. Also, the roof of the LRW workshop was equipped with solar panels that provide half of the required energy.

Range of services

LRW is aimed at maintenance of all types of electric locomotives but the main focus is the Siemens-made EuroSprinter and Vectron vehicles. The company provides a wide range of maintenance services including diagnostics and data monitoring on locomotives both in house and on distance, regular overhaul checks, replacement of bogies, traction motors, transformers and traction installations. LRW also has an external pit specially dedicated for washing and inspection. Moreover, it offers space for renting by other maintenance teams.

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Author: Mykola Zasiadko

Mykola Zasiadko is editor of online trade magazines RailTech.com and RailFreight.com.

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