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Windhoff Equips Europe’s First Carbon-Neutral Depot With High-Tech Rail Products

Last week the recently completed ICE maintenance depot in Cologne-Nippes was opened with an official ceremony. This plant is the first carbon-neutral maintenance plant in Europe.

According to Deutsche Bahn (DB) it will reduce CO2 emissions by 1,000 tons and is operated without using any fossil fuel.

High-Tech Rail Products
Windhoff Machinery at the new clima-neutral ICE depot in Cologne-Nippes

High-Tech Rail Products from Windhoff

The new ICE depot has been fitted with four 430-meter-long elevated rail tracks for the maintenance of the ICE fleet with 68 rail bridges, wheelset drops, a turntable bogie drop pit for the exchange of the bogies, a turntable and a traction cable installation for the external cleaning system (train wash facility) all supplied by Windhoff.

In addition Windhoff supplied the emission-free, battery-electrically driven shunter TeleTrac RW60AEM-QF complete with transverse gear. It is used as a shunting vehicle for a subfloor turntable to ensure that the wheelsets are positioned with high precision. Hydraulically driven, lowerable running gear for road mode with heavy-duty wheels are positioned on the face of the 34-ton shunter so that the vehicle can be lifted and positioned laterally on a concrete slab in transverse direction to the rail tracks whenever necessary.

Windhoff is proud of having made a major contribution towards the realisation of this groundbreaking project.

About Windhoff

Windhoff Bahn- und Anlagentechnik GmbH, Rheine, Germany, is a worldwide supplier of a broad range of high-tech rail products with a focus on rail vehicles and railway as well as shunting technology.

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