ENSCO Rail and Valec Engenharia Partner to Grow Brazil’s Railway Sector
ENSCO Rail, Inc., the international leader in track inspection technology, recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Valec Engenharia, an infrastructure engineering and construction firm, to support Brazil’s expanding railway sector. ENSCO and Valec Engenharia (Valec) are ready to assist the development of the Brazilian Railroad sector by offering technological solutions and expertise on railway infrastructure planning.
Valec Engenharia is a Brazilian state-owned legal entity linked to the Ministry of Infrastructure (Minfra). ENSCO and Valec’s strategic partnership will support public and private enterprise in Brazil’s railway sector with multiple initiatives focused on utilizing ENSCO’s automated track inspection technology and engineering services with Valec’s expertise in Brazilian railway engineering, construction, and reporting requirements for concession railways in infrastructure asset inventory and condition assessments.
“ENSCO is excited to partner with Valec to serve Brazil’s railway sector with cutting-edge track inspection technology and engineering services combined with Valec’s world-class planning and railway operations expertise. This partnership is designed to play a critical role in the advancement of safety and infrastructure planning for the growing Brazilian railway sector in both the public and private sectors.”
ENSCO’s engineers have pioneered the use of advanced inspection measurement technology, high resolution imaging technologies, and automation software, and engineering services including simulation which combined with Valec’s expertise in transportation projects, environmental licensing, territorial management, and construction of Brazil’s great railways will ensure track safety while increasing railway operating efficiency and productivity.
The ENSCO–Valec partnership will provide engineering services to the newly formed railways enabled by Brazil’s Railway Authorization Program, Pro Trilhos, which was created through Provisional Measure No. 1,065/21 and established by Law 14.273/2021, and allows the private sector to build and operate railroads, branches, yards and railroad terminals. Considering the anticipated growth over the next few years in the freight railway sector in Brazil, Minfra has received over 80 requests for the construction and operation of railways under the authorization regime, covering nineteen thousand kilometers of new private railways, crossing sixteen Federation Units, and investments that exceed R$224 billion.
This article was originally published by ENSCO Rail.
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