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September 8, 2014

Siemens to equip Narvik transshipment railroad station in Norway

Siemens has been contracted by the Swedish mining company Bergbaugesellschaft Luossavaara-Kiirunavaara Aktiebolag (LKAB) to deliver signalling, instrumentation and control technology to the Narvik transshipment railroad station in northern Norway.

By Samseer M

Siemens has been contracted by the Swedish mining company Bergbaugesellschaft Luossavaara-Kiirunavaara Aktiebolag (LKAB) to deliver signalling, instrumentation and control technology to the Narvik transshipment railroad station in northern Norway.

Under the contract, Siemens will provide the MK2 interlocking, the Rail 9000 operations control system, 60 Type ACM200 axle counting systems, a container for the indoor systems, a diesel emergency power unit, shunting signals and derailers.

"Siemens has also upgraded Maschen, the biggest classification yard in Europe and the hub of European rail freight traffic."

Located north of the Arctic Circle, Narvik is a significant port for the shipment of iron ore. The iron ore from Kiruna, Sweden, is transported to Narvik through an 80km-long railroad.

Siemens has also upgraded Maschen, the biggest classification yard in Europe and the hub of European rail freight traffic.

In Maschen, Siemens installed both hump facilities in the yard with ultra-modern Trackguard Cargo MSR 32 type hump control technology, which includes the route and speed control units for all points, retarders and propelling systems, as well as the radio-based integration of the humping locomotive for variation of the humping speed.

In addition, Siemens has also delivered and equipped Trackguard Retarder TW-F/ TW-E type top hump, lower hump and classification track retarders.

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