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Spain / Adif AV shortlists 3 bidders for HSR contracts

Adif Alta Velocidad (AV), the infrastructure administrator of the Spanish high-speed rail (HSR) network, has shortlisted three bidders in a tendering process for transport contracts on three HSR corridors (((17/2019-166777))). The three successful bidders are Spanish state railway Renfe, the Intermodalidad de Levante consortium of Operador Ferroviario de Levante, Trenitalia and Air Nostrum, as well as Rielsfera, a subsidiary of French state railway SNCF. Adif AV is planning to sign the framework agreements before 15th March 2020, subject to approval by Spain\'s National Commission of Markets and Competition (CNMC). The three companies will be able to operate services with effect from 14th December 2020 along the three corridors of Madrid - Barcelona - French border, Madrid - Valencia/Alicante and Madrid - Seville/Málaga. As a result, Adif AV expects to see a 65% increase in the number of HSR services currently provided by Renfe.
Source: Adif AV press release 27.11.2019

Azerbaijan / ADY and Stadler sign contract for 10 multiple-unit trains

Azerbaijani state railway ADY and Swiss rolling stock manufacturer Stadler have signed a contract for the delivery of ten multiple-unit trains of the type Flirt worth EUR 115 million. Four of the trains will be diesel multiple units (DMU) additionally equipped with an electric drive that will be used for interregional services, while six of the trains will be supplied as electric multiple units (EMU). Of these EMUs, three will be used for interregional services, and the remaining three will be designed for regional services. The first vehicles will be delivered to ADY in 2022.
Source: Stadler press release 27.11.2019

Germany / Siemens to deliver 2 additional Vectron locomotives to Rath Group

The Rath Group has ordered two additional Vectron MS locomotives from rolling stock manufacturer Siemens Mobility. The vehicles will be delivered by the end of 2020, and will be deployed for rail freight transport services of subsidiary RTB Cargo throughout Europe. Each locomotive has a capacity of 6,400 kW and reaches a top speed of 160 km/h. They are equipped with the necessary national train control systems as well as with the European Train Control System (ETCS).
Source: Railcolor 28.11.2019

France / Alstom to automatise Marseille metro

The Metropole Aix-Marseille-Provence municipal association has commissioned Alstom to carry out the renewal and automation of the Marseille metro network, worth EUR 430 million. As part of this contract, Alstom will develop, supply and install the operating system and equipment for the automatic operation of the network\'s two lines. Alstom will also put into service 38 new rubber-tyred metros with four cars each, and modernise all the audiovisual passenger information inside the stations. The new vehicles are scheduled to enter service in early 2024.The metros will run in semi-automatic mode with drivers until mid-2025 on line M2, and until 2026 on line M1, before switching to full automation.
Source: Alstom press release 26.11.2019

Hungary / Cosco acquires stake in BILK terminal from RCG

On 20th November 2019, Chnese state-owned logistics company Cosco Shipping acquired a stake of more than 15% in the Budapest Intermodal Logistics Centre (BILK) terminal from Rail Cargo Group (RCG), the rail freight transport subsidiary of Austrian state railway ÖBB. The terminal offers direct intermodal connections to the largest ports and terminals in Europe.
Source: Österreichische Verkehrszeitung 22.11.2019

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Strategic Management Consultancy Examples

Assessment of market potential for wheelset systems in Germany

Assessment of market volumes which could be opened up and the competition situation in the German market for wheelsets. Analysis of current demand

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Assessment of market potential for wheelset systems in Germany

Customer: Manufacturer in rail vehicle industry ? rolling stock

Assessment of market volumes which could be opened up and the competition situation in the German market for wheelsets. Analysis of current demand and customer and competitor evaluations. Assessment of the current market share of various manufacturers as well as prognoses of future demand for wheelset systems. Recommendations for strategic further development of service portfolio.

Support of a strategic due diligence

On behalf of an international private equity company, SCI Verkehr worked on the strategic due diligence process involved in the takeover of a

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Support of a strategic due diligence

Customer: International private equity company

On behalf of an international private equity company, SCI Verkehr worked on the strategic due diligence process involved in the takeover of a component manufacturer for rail vehicles and railway infrastructure.

International maintenance provider railway

On behalf of an international maintenance service provider for rail vehicles, SCI Verkehr analysed global acquirable market potentials for

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International maintenance provider railway

Customer: International maintenance provider for rolling stock

On behalf of an international maintenance service provider for rail vehicles, SCI Verkehr analysed global acquirable market potentials for maintenance services for historical rolling stock.

Market Analyses Examples

Capacities and utilisation rates of European locomotive and freight wagon producers

On behalf of an international leasing company, SCI Verkehr analysed the capacities and utilisation rates of selected manufacturers of locomotives and

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Capacities and utilisation rates of European locomotive and freight wagon producers

Customer: International leasing company

On behalf of an international leasing company, SCI Verkehr analysed the capacities and utilisation rates of selected manufacturers of locomotives and freight wagons in Europe. Taking into consideration the known procurement projects, SCI Verkehr compiled an overview of the current and expected future utilisation rates at the relevant production sites. The study served as the basis for potential vehicle procurements and portfolio expansions in the future.

Study on alternatives in workshops and maintenance facilities

Report on reasonable market alternatives for vehicle cleaning, light and heavy maintenance in Germany and adjacent regions outside the client?s

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Study on alternatives in workshops and maintenance facilities

Customer: Vehicle Owner

Report on reasonable market alternatives for vehicle cleaning, light and heavy maintenance in Germany and adjacent regions outside the client?s business area.

Preparation of a global project monitoring tool

On behalf of a rolling stock manufacturer, SCI Verkehr created an extract of the SCI Market Monitoring Tool. The SCI Market Monitoring Tool is a

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Preparation of a global project monitoring tool

Customer: International rolling stock manufacturer

On behalf of a rolling stock manufacturer, SCI Verkehr created an extract of the SCI Market Monitoring Tool. The SCI Market Monitoring Tool is a customer-specific and continuously maintained project database. By means of this monitoring tool, data and facts critical to success and decision-making can be depicted. The customer received information on relevant rolling stock projects and can initiate necessary product developments in a timely manner.

Asset Valuation Examples

Asset valuation of diesel locomotives

For the issuing of a railway fund, SCI Verkehr analysed market prices, rental rates and asset values of a potential vehicle pool for new and used

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Asset valuation of diesel locomotives

Customer: Financing company

For the issuing of a railway fund, SCI Verkehr analysed market prices, rental rates and asset values of a potential vehicle pool for new and used diesel locomotives on behalf of an international financing company. The analysis was made with the aid of a valuation approach which combines market and technical influence factors and in doing so takes into consideration the reutilisation of the vehicles.

Determination of market price of diesel locomotives in North America

On behalf of a leasing fund, SCI Verkehr determined the current market value of diesel main-line locomotives in North America. The appraisal is

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Determination of market price of diesel locomotives in North America

Customer: Leasing fund

On behalf of a leasing fund, SCI Verkehr determined the current market value of diesel main-line locomotives in North America. The appraisal is carried out based on a DRC approach and compared to the original residual values.

Value appraisal for regional multiple units for local rail transport concessions

On behalf of a leasing company, SCI Verkehr assessed the value development of EMUs that are to be operated in the German local rail transport market.

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Value appraisal for regional multiple units for local rail transport concessions

Customer: International banking house

On behalf of a leasing company, SCI Verkehr assessed the value development of EMUs that are to be operated in the German local rail transport market. For this purpose, various vehicle versions were taken into consideration with various divisibilities and different reuse scenarios. The calculation was carried out by means of an asset value analysis and a DCF analysis.

Public Consulting Examples

Expert reports regarding the further operation of an industrial main track

With its industrial park, the city of Bocholt developed one of the largest coherent industrial areas in North Rhine-Westphalia. The infrastructure

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Expert reports regarding the further operation of an industrial main track

Customer: City of Bocholt

With its industrial park, the city of Bocholt developed one of the largest coherent industrial areas in North Rhine-Westphalia. The infrastructure also includes an industrial main track which has barely been used in the last few years. Due to the need for renewal and conversions at Bocholt station, the city of Bocholt wished to have the suitability and safety of its industrial main track assessed with regard to retaining it for future operation. By means of an expert report, SCI Verkehr therefore considered the operational and logistical possibilities of the track systems.

Development of activities for opening new markets for small-business enterprises in Central and Eastern Europe

Preparation of preliminary study ?Development of activities for opening new markets in Central and Eastern Europe for small business enterprises

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Development of activities for opening new markets for small-business enterprises in Central and Eastern Europe

Customer: Ministerium für Wirtschaft und Mittelstand, Technologie und Verkehr des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen (The Ministry for Economy and Small Business, Energy and Traffic of State North Rhine-Westphalia) Main contractor and project management: h.e.a.D. GmbH, D

Preparation of preliminary study ?Development of activities for opening new markets in Central and Eastern Europe for small business enterprises from Target-2-Areas in North Rhine Westphalia" with identification of market potential and individual projects and the establishment of contacts with project carriers in Poland, Romania, the Czech Republic, and Hungary. Consultancy service to and support of small and medium-sized enterprises from North Rhine Westphalia in market development in the chosen countries. Development of a catalogue of activities and servicing concept and of the corporate structure of PPP-Gesellschaft WIR.NRW GmbH with inclusion of State NRW and the enterprises for the sustained support of NRW companies when entering the market in the target countries. Installation of Beteiligungsgesellschaft (associated company) IN.NRW AG for NRW companies. Preparation of project structure for the implementation of the North Rhine-Westphalia ??????..for the Central and Eastern Eurpean countries.

Cross-border regional analysis on logistics

A German-Dutch border region wants to logistically reorganise. For this purpose, SCI Verkehr was commissioned to conduct a detailed regional economic

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Cross-border regional analysis on logistics

Customer: Three municipalities in Germany and the Netherlands

A German-Dutch border region wants to logistically reorganise. For this purpose, SCI Verkehr was commissioned to conduct a detailed regional economic analysis with a Dutch partner. The analysis is based on statistical data and a survey of business enterprises.

Profitability Analysis Examples

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Application for rail sidings subsidies

A medium-sized forwarding company is planning to extend its existing railways siding and to improve it by setting up a handling hall. In order to

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Application for rail sidings subsidies

Customer: Medium-sized forwarding company

A medium-sized forwarding company is planning to extend its existing railways siding and to improve it by setting up a handling hall. In order to construct these facilities, the company will seek governmental subisidies from the sidings track support programme of the Federal Republic of Germany. SCI Verkehr was commissioned to take a leading part in supporting the company’s application.

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Process optimization Examples

Maintenance location and portfolio assessment

Definitions of the optimal location and performance for a vehicle workshop in western North Rhine

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Maintenance location and portfolio assessment

Customer: maintenance specialist

Definitions of the optimal location and performance for a vehicle workshop in western North Rhine Westphalia.

Coordination of offer drafting for an SPNV- tender

SCI is accompanying the drafting of an offer in the context of an SPNV-route tender for an expanding transport company. Consultation on project

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Coordination of offer drafting for an SPNV- tender

Customer: Transport company

SCI is accompanying the drafting of an offer in the context of an SPNV-route tender for an expanding transport company. Consultation on project coordination and support for the development of a general organizational, structural and operational model for future tenders are a part of the project. In addition, SCI Verkehr has elaborated the marketing and personnel structures as well as elements of the business concept.

Model corridor Rotterdam - Genoa

The Rotterdam - Genoa axis is going to be developed into the first major European corridor to use ETCS/ERTMS. SCI Verkehr assisted a leading

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Model corridor Rotterdam - Genoa

Customer: Global player in the rail industry

The Rotterdam - Genoa axis is going to be developed into the first major European corridor to use ETCS/ERTMS. SCI Verkehr assisted a leading industrial company in developing the research project for testing ETCS/ERTMS. We analysed the assistance criteria and evaluated them for the concrete project concept, we identified and brought in project partners, compiled the necessary application documents and accompanying documents in cooperation with the client and ensured communication with funding institutions.