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France / Alstom and RATP to bid for GPE contract with Singaporean partner

A consortium of the French companies RATP Dev and Alstom as well as Singaporean company ComfortDelGro have signed a partnership agreement to submit a bid for the operation of the metro lines 16 and 17 of the Grand Paris Express (GPE). In case of a successful bid, the companies will form a joint venture (JV) to operate the lines of which RATP Dev will own 60% and the other two companies 20% each. Together, the three companies are planning to offer and integrated multimodal and intermodal transport solution to Paris-based transport authority Ile-des-France Mobiltiés (IdFM) for maintenance, service and operation.
Source: IRJ 22.06.2020

South Korea / Hyundai Rotem to deliver 8 EMUs for GTX Line A

South Korean rolling stock manufacturer Hyundai Rotem has won a contract from the Korea Rail Network Authority to deliver eight eight-car electric multiple units (EMU) for Line A of the Great Train Express (GTX) network. The order value is EUR 87.5 million (KRW 119.2 billion). This is an additional order to the order for 15 eight-car EMUs from March 2020 (((13/2020-78321))). Each EMU can accommodate 1,090 passengers and has an operating speed of 180 km/h. They will be built at Hyundai Rotem’s Changwon plant. The company also expects to win tenders for the train delivery for Line B and Line C of the GTX network.
Source: Hyundai Rotem press release 22.06.2020

Italy / CAF to deliver up to 10 metros to EAV

On 22nd June 2020, Ente Autonomo Volturno, a regional public transport operator based in Naples, and Spanish rolling stock manufacturer CAF signed a framework contract for the delivery of up to ten six-car metros. The vehicles are planned to be deployed for services on the 10 km Arcobaleno suburban metro line running between Piscinola and Aversa Centro. Under the contract, CAF will deliver an initial batch of four metros for the current system of 1.5 kV DC including the associated depot equipment. The contract also includes three years of maintenance services.
Source: CAF press release 24.06.2020, Metro Report 25.06.2020

Czech Republic / Leo Express and CD end negotiation for acquisition

Czech private long-distance transport operator Leo Express and Czech state railway CD have ended the negotiations regarding a potential acquisition (((18/2020-79384))). According to the company’s own account, however, Leo Express is always looking for a new strategic partner that would help to develop the business of the Czech company, which is growing in the Czech Republic as well as internationally. To this end, the company is still in talks with other potential partners.
Source: Rynek Kolejowy 22.06.2020

Germany / Solaris delivers a further 29 electric buses to OVB

Offenbach-based public transport operator OVB has awarded a contract for a further 29 electric buses to Polish manufacturer Solaris. The order comprises 20 electrically powered standard buses and nine articulated electric buses. Delivery of the 29 vehicles now ordered is scheduled for spring and autumn 2021. By the 2021 timetable change, 36 of Offenbach\'s 87 city buses will be electric. OVB is thus intending to electrify almost half of its own bus fleet by the end of 2021. OVB estimates the investment volume for the procurement of the 29 electric buses at around EUR 17 million, which is around EUR 1.5 million less than originally planned. A share of around EUR 8 million of the total amount will be covered by subsidies from the German federal government.
Source: City of Offenbach press release 24.06.2020

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Process optimization and interface streamlining between technical and operative divisions

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Process optimization and interface streamlining between technical and operative divisions

Customer: Medium-sized logistics company

A medium-sized logistics company with an international focus operates its own technical department for its fleet and logistics division. SCI Verkehr was tasked with analyzing the interface between the technical department and the operative units of the company and optimizing the respective processes. This included the development and implementation of a service level agreement.

Evaluation of Leasing Fleet Portfolio

Preparing the acquisition of a leasing fleet consisting of different rail vehicle types, SCI Verkehr supported the potential buyer, a leasing

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Evaluation of Leasing Fleet Portfolio

Customer: Leasing company

Preparing the acquisition of a leasing fleet consisting of different rail vehicle types, SCI Verkehr supported the potential buyer, a leasing company, in the appraisal of assets and leasing rates as well as future market development and reuse of the vehicles.

Assessment of market potential for wheelset systems in Germany

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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.

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Market data after-sales

In the context of an antitrust investigation, SCI Verkehr analysed the market for after-sales of rolling stock in selected European markets. As a

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Market data after-sales

Customer: Rolling stock manufacturer

In the context of an antitrust investigation, SCI Verkehr analysed the market for after-sales of rolling stock in selected European markets. As a result, the market volume of the passenger and rail freight market was derived.

MC Worldwide Markets for Track Systems 2009-2014

For the first time, SCI Verkehr analysed and compiled a forecast of the worldwide markets for track systems. In eight market regions and for five

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MC Worldwide Markets for Track Systems 2009-2014

Customer: SCI Verkehr GmbH

For the first time, SCI Verkehr analysed and compiled a forecast of the worldwide markets for track systems. In eight market regions and for five product segments (rails, switches and crossings, sleepers and rail fastenings, slab tracks/ballastless track and other vehicle components), SCI Verkehr first of all assessed the general specifics of the products and characterised the structures of the markets in the individual market regions. Starting from general socio-economic, demographic and transport-related developments, the drivers were identified (globally and for the individual market regions) which have a significant influence on the development of markets for track systems. The global and regional market leaders in the individual product segments were identified and portrayed in clearly arranged fact sheets showing their company and business data as well as organisational and strategic information. SCI Verkehr determined their current shares in the national, regional and global markets for the product segments in question and assessed the future development in the market.

The market for leased freight wagons in Europe

On behalf of a big international investor , SCI Verkehr examined the European market for leased freight

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The market for leased freight wagons in Europe

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On behalf of a big international investor , SCI Verkehr examined the European market for leased freight wagons.

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Assessment update steel-carrier wagons

On behalf of an investor, SCI Verkehr prepares a valuation update for steel-carrier wagons. SCI Verkehr assesses the steel-carrier wagons by means of

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Assessment update steel-carrier wagons

Customer: Investor

On behalf of an investor, SCI Verkehr prepares a valuation update for steel-carrier wagons. SCI Verkehr assesses the steel-carrier wagons by means of the income-based DCF and cost-based DRC method.

Valuation method for rail vehicles

For the appraisal of a large rail vehicle portfolio, SCI Verkehr created a valuation method for the determination of secure asset values in close

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Valuation method for rail vehicles

Customer: Banking group

For the appraisal of a large rail vehicle portfolio, SCI Verkehr created a valuation method for the determination of secure asset values in close cooperation with the client. The method factors in the replacement value as well as the earning-capacity value of rail vehicles and serves as a basis for the complete portfolio appraisal.

DCF appraisal of a freight wagon fleet

As part of a re-financing of a large existing freight wagon fleet, SCI Verkehr carried out an appraisal of the assets by means of the discounted cash

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DCF appraisal of a freight wagon fleet

Customer: International financing company

As part of a re-financing of a large existing freight wagon fleet, SCI Verkehr carried out an appraisal of the assets by means of the discounted cash flow (DCF) method. The focus was set on the high number of various wagon types and the years of construction.

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International production relocation and outsourcing strategies in the rail industry

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International production relocation and outsourcing strategies in the rail industry

Customer: Hans Boeckler Foundation

SCI Verkehr presents corporate strategies for outsourcing and relocation abroad. The study also draws upon experience from other reference industries. SCI Verkehr is examining and compiling a list of realised and prospective outsourcing measures in the rail industry in Germany on the basis of a company survey. The results of the report are presented in the form of a presentation and are accessible to the public.

Concept for a trimodal site

The region represented by the client is a focus of investments for logistics investments in Germany. In order to prepare for further investments

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Concept for a trimodal site

Customer: Regional authority in Northern Germany

The region represented by the client is a focus of investments for logistics investments in Germany. In order to prepare for further investments while at the same time develop these in an orderly manner, three main sites were defined. Thanks to its advantageous location, one of the main sites provides the possibility of a trimodal transhipment hub, featuring a combination of road/rail/inland waterway options. To secure these possibilities for the trimodal orientation of the new site, an economic feasibility study was compiled on further site development including a concept for implementation. Both, planning and demand-related (market-related) conditions had to be taken into consideration.

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.

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Evaluation business plan leasing company

SCI Verkehr critically examined the business plan of a leasing company in the run-up to a possible due diligence. The focus was on the evaluation of

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Evaluation business plan leasing company

Customer: Financial investor

SCI Verkehr critically examined the business plan of a leasing company in the run-up to a possible due diligence. The focus was on the evaluation of the current portfolio and the management\'s assumptions regarding growth potential. For this purpose, a benchmark of current and expected future leasing rates and the occupancy rate was also carried out.

Plausibility check of an operator?s maintenance strategy with the focus on technical maintenance plants

Checking the plausibility of a plan to reduce capacity and close sites for heavy maintenance. Preparing recommendations for the next steps with the

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Plausibility check of an operator?s maintenance strategy with the focus on technical maintenance plants

Customer: Operator

Checking the plausibility of a plan to reduce capacity and close sites for heavy maintenance. Preparing recommendations for the next steps with the objective of maintaining as many competitive jobs in the maintenance plants as possible.

Process optimization Examples

Implementation and monitoring of structures and processes in a workshop

Following an analysis carried out by SCI Verkehr of existing structures and processes in one of the client?s workshops, the first changes to the

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Implementation and monitoring of structures and processes in a workshop

Customer: Global player in the food industry

Following an analysis carried out by SCI Verkehr of existing structures and processes in one of the client?s workshops, the first changes to the structures at the site have been initiated. The next task for SCI Verkehr was to operationally implement the processes in some areas, change them in a sustainable manner and coach a newly hired workshop manager in his role.

Implementation of operational excellence project in logistics

In autumn 2008, a client from the food industry carried out a wide-reaching operational excellence project at one of its sites. In this project, the

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Implementation of operational excellence project in logistics

Customer: Global player in the food industry

In autumn 2008, a client from the food industry carried out a wide-reaching operational excellence project at one of its sites. In this project, the production and logistics (warehousing and distribution) systems were examined and various changes resolved. One of the main changes to the logistics system was an optimisation of loading during the night. SCI Verkehr supported the implementation of the changes, also operationally, and held several meetings on location in order to ensure the sustainability of the process changes.

Supporting the restructuring of a leading European rail freight company

A leading European rail freight company has to reorganize itself completely in terms of profitability, efficiency and reliability. SCI Verkehr was

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Supporting the restructuring of a leading European rail freight company

Customer: European rail freight company

A leading European rail freight company has to reorganize itself completely in terms of profitability, efficiency and reliability. SCI Verkehr was commissioned to support the restructuring process actively and to bring in expertise in railway operation, processes and strategy. Focus is also put on close involvement in terms of co-determination .