Alstom has won a contract from Mexican rail consortium Ferromex to provide preventive, predictive and corrective maintenance for 219 freight locomotives for a five-year period.

Under the contract, Alstom’s services will include application of condition-based maintenance (CBM) technologies, oil and vibration analyses.

With the implementation of remote monitoring, asset support and predictive analytics solutions, maintenance works will be facilitated and operational costs will be reduced.

Alstom Mexico managing director Rodelmar Ocampo said: “We are honoured that Ferromex, for whom we are maintaining more than half of its locomotives, is renewing its trust in Alstom’s services.

“This award also illustrates Alstom’s commitment to support Mexico’s mobility projects for more efficient, more reliable, more sustainable transport network.”

"With implementation of remote monitoring, asset support and predictive analytics solutions, maintenance works will be facilitated and operational costs will be reduced."

Manufactured by Electromotive Diesel Corporation (EMD) and GE, the locomotives will be maintained at Ferromex depots located in Torreon, Chihuahua and Guadalajara.

The latest project is expected to generate 150 direct jobs.

Alstom supplied 60 metro trainsets and signalling systems for the first metro line of Mexico City, and electromechanical and modernisation for more than 100 other metro trainsets.

It also provided trains, maintenance and modernisation services, in addition to signalling and infrastructure for passengers and freight services.


Image: The locomotives will be maintained at Ferromex depots in Torreon, Chihuahua and Guadalajara. Photo: © Copyright Alstom.