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Taiwan / Stadler to deliver 34 diesel locomotives to TRA

Swiss rolling stock manufacturer Stadler has won a tendering process for the delivery of 34 diesel-electric locomotives to the Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA). For Stadler, this is the first major rolling stock order in the Pacific region. The locomotives will be produced in Stadler\'s plant in Valencia. The tender is plan of a larger programme for TRA\'s fleet renewal. The order volume amounts to around EUR 165 million. The locomotives able to operate in multiple traction are planned to be deployed for both passenger and freight services on the 1,067 mm narrow-gauge network in Taiwan. Each of the six-axle locomotives is equipped with a diesel engine from Cummins with a power output of around 3,761 kW. The starting tractive effort is up to 430 kN, and the maximum speed is 120 km/h. At the end of September 2019, Stadler had reported another milestone in establishing itself on the Asian market when it founded a joint venture (JV) with PT Inka from Indonesia (see SCI RAILDATA Issue 39/2019). As part of that JV, the plan is to produce at least 500 commuter rail cars.
Source: Stadler press release 15.10.2019

Japan / Mitsubishi delivers rubber-tired metros to Hiroshima

Rolling stock manufacturer Mitsubishi Heavy Industries has delivered the first of 11 rubber-tired metros of the series 7000 Automated Guideway Transit to operator Hiroshima Rapid Transit. The vehicles will operate on the New Transit Line 1 (Astram Line) and are to replace the current train fleet in operation. Testing and putting into service of the first metro will now begin, and the vehicle is scheduled to enter service in spring 2020. Hiroshima Rapid Transit placed the order in 2017, and the remaining metros will be delivered gradually up to 2025.
Source: RGI 11.10.2019

Germany / DB tests 2 hybrid locomotives from CRRC

In August and September 2019, the vehicle and technology centre FTZ of German state railway DB carried out a test programme with two hybrid locomotives of the 1004 series from Chinese manufacturer CRRC. In June 2018, DB and CRRC had signed a framework agreement for the supply of 20 vehicles (see SCI RAILDATA Issue 26/2018) whose price is estimated at about EUR 2.5 million per unit. Most of the vehicles are to be made available to the infrastructure manager DB Netz. The locomotives are characterised by a particularly narrow clearance gauge, which will enable them to run in the City Tunnel Frankfurt.
Source: Eisenbahn-Magazin 11/2019 p. 30

Germany / Voith to restructure Turbo business division

German railway technology supplier Voith is planning a comprehensive package of measures for the German sites of its Voith Turbo business division in order to secure its competitiveness and viability in the long term. The focus is on streamlining the production base in Germany and on creating centralised, more efficient sites. At the sites of Sonthofen and Zschopau, where Voith is currently manufacturing products for its Industry and Mobility divisions, it is not economically viable to continue production. To this end, the production at these two sites is to be ceased by the end of 2020. The concentration on fewer but larger and more effective sites will be accompanied by a moderate number of job cuts, predominantly in Germany.
Source: Voith press release 14.10.2019

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International maintenance provider railway

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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.

Economic survey Hamburg logistics

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Economic survey Hamburg logistics

Customer: Logostics network

SCI Verehr has been conducting a member survey regarding the economic development of the logistic sector in Hamburg on behalf of the Logistikinitiative Hamburg since 2009. The collected data is checked against the SCI/Logistikbarometer and put into the national context. This survey was conducted once again in 2016 and was presented at the initiative's general assembly.

Market potential analysis for innovative infrastructure components

On behalf of an industrial group, SCI Verkehr analysed the market potential for innovative infrastructure components. The focus was placed on a

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Market potential analysis for innovative infrastructure components

Customer: Industrial group

On behalf of an industrial group, SCI Verkehr analysed the market potential for innovative infrastructure components. The focus was placed on a market and competition analysis in Germany, France and Italy.

Market Analyses Examples

Compilation and updating of a project monitoring tool

For a global manufacturer of rolling stock components, SCI Verkehr is monthly updating a project monitoring tool. This monitoring tool presents the

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Compilation and updating of a project monitoring tool

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For a global manufacturer of rolling stock components, SCI Verkehr is monthly updating a project monitoring tool. This monitoring tool presents the data and facts essential for success and decision making. The client receives information on relevant vehicle projects and can thus develop projects and initiate necessary product developments in good time. The latest results can be accessed at any time in a client-specific internet platform.

Strategic appraisal of middle-eastern freight wagon markets

On behalf of a global leader in the freight wagon sector, SCI Verkehr carried out a strategic potential appraisal for the development of

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Strategic appraisal of middle-eastern freight wagon markets

Customer: Freight wagon manufacturer

On behalf of a global leader in the freight wagon sector, SCI Verkehr carried out a strategic potential appraisal for the development of middle-eastern freight wagon markets. For this, investment strategies of freight wagon owners and operators as well as infrastructure managers were appraised. In addition to middle-eastern countries, Turkey and Iran were appraised as well.

Analysis of Chinese market for rail vehicles

SCI Verkehr assessed and produced forecasts for the Chinese market for rail vehicles on behalf of a component

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Analysis of Chinese market for rail vehicles

Customer: International Manufacturer

SCI Verkehr assessed and produced forecasts for the Chinese market for rail vehicles on behalf of a component manufacturer.

Asset Valuation Examples

Valuation of a leasing company?s portfolio

As a consequence of the current financial and economic crisis, SCI Verkehr carried out a portfolio revaluation for a large leasing company for

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Valuation of a leasing company?s portfolio

Customer: International credit institute

As a consequence of the current financial and economic crisis, SCI Verkehr carried out a portfolio revaluation for a large leasing company for electric and diesel locomotives, multiple units and freight wagons. To do so, SCI Verkehr adapted an existing asset valuation to the current market situation and compiled a comprehensive accompanying market report. The results form the basis for the company?s future strategic direction.

Asset valuation of regional transport multiple units

For the internal evaluation of a financing project for dual-system EMUs, a transport company needed a vehicle evaluation by SCI Verkehr. The focus of

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Asset valuation of regional transport multiple units

Customer: Railway transport company

For the internal evaluation of a financing project for dual-system EMUs, a transport company needed a vehicle evaluation by SCI Verkehr. The focus of the evaluation was set on the current price benchmark, the value development as well as the analysis of possible secondary markets for multiple units. The calculation of the Fair Value was based on a DRC approach. Various vehicle versions were taken into consideration.

Value appraisal special bulk freight wagons

On behalf of a European financial institution, SCI Verkehr compiled a value appraisal for special bulk freight wagons. For this purpose, SCI made use

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Value appraisal special bulk freight wagons

Customer: European financial service provider

On behalf of a European financial institution, SCI Verkehr compiled a value appraisal for special bulk freight wagons. For this purpose, SCI made use of the proven SCI Asset Value Tool which considers the technical features of the vehicle type as well as the influencing factors of the market.

Public Consulting Examples

Employment Potential in Short Distance Goods Rail Traffic

Analysis of the importance of goods traffic on rail with regards to the employment situation with economically conscious options to secure

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Employment Potential in Short Distance Goods Rail Traffic

Customer: Hans-Böckler-Stiftung (Hans Böckler Foundation)

Analysis of the importance of goods traffic on rail with regards to the employment situation with economically conscious options to secure employment. Suggestions offered by SCI Verkehr.

End of Runway Logistics - market targeting by suppliers

In the future, air freight services will be provided more and more as complex logistical solutions within the scope of contracted logistics projects.

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End of Runway Logistics - market targeting by suppliers

Customer: Company for economic development

In the future, air freight services will be provided more and more as complex logistical solutions within the scope of contracted logistics projects. For sites located near international airports this offers the opportunity for new settlements and therefore to generate new jobs. On behalf of a company for economic development SCI Verkehr GmbH is investigating the possibilities for bringing contracted logistics projects relating to air freight to the site. For the initial review of the situation SCI Verkehr carried out interviews with the leading providers of air freight services in Germany. From this review we will develop a strategy for the next steps for the company for economic development.

LogistikCluster NRW

In the fall of 2015, the LogistikCluster NRW entered a new phase. The activities of the cluster will be focusing more strongly on the areas of

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LogistikCluster NRW

Customer: LOG-IT Club e.V.

In the fall of 2015, the LogistikCluster NRW entered a new phase. The activities of the cluster will be focusing more strongly on the areas of growth, innovation and digitisation. SCI Verkehr organizes all running technical and organisational activities for the LOG-IT Club e.V. in close cooperation with the Verband Verkehrswirtschaft und Logistik.

Profitability Analysis Examples

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Strategy development own fleet

A global player in the beverage industry operates its own truck fleet in order to distribute its products in Germany. SCI Verkehr was commissioned to

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Strategy development own fleet

Customer: Global player in the beverage industry

A global player in the beverage industry operates its own truck fleet in order to distribute its products in Germany. SCI Verkehr was commissioned to develop a strategy for the fleet’s further development, taking into account external influences (e.g. transport market) as well as internal structures. The process was closely coordinated with the customer and employee representatives and a joint implementation process was agreed upon.

Benchmarking of production techniques and construction materials

On behalf of a supplier of sub-systems, SCI Verkehr has benchmarked different production methods and construction materials for a component.

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Benchmarking of production techniques and construction materials

Customer: Supplier of sub-systems

On behalf of a supplier of sub-systems, SCI Verkehr has benchmarked different production methods and construction materials for a component. Especially the comparison between railway technology and other mobile applications is supposed to illustrate adaptation possibilities of solutions from other areas.

Process optimization Examples

Drafting and compilation of a bid for local transport service

On behalf of an international transport company, SCI Verkehr has developed and compiled a bid for services in local rail passenger transport in

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Drafting and compilation of a bid for local transport service

Customer: International transport company

On behalf of an international transport company, SCI Verkehr has developed and compiled a bid for services in local rail passenger transport in southern Germany. In addition, SCI Verkehr was responsible for organisation and bid management.

Customs procedures for the container traffic Denmark ? German North Sea harbours ? Overseas newly to be installed

The European liberalisation of railway traffic allows the utilisation of the infrastructure by private railway transportation enterprises also across

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Customs procedures for the container traffic Denmark ? German North Sea harbours ? Overseas newly to be installed

Customer: Logistic company

The European liberalisation of railway traffic allows the utilisation of the infrastructure by private railway transportation enterprises also across national borders. However, as opposed to the state railways, the regional railways cannot make use of the simplified common shipping procedure but are subject to the regulating procedures of the common / community shipping procedure. With this report a recommendation was developed for procedural management under the existing conditions.

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.