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Wabtec Reduces Emissions at Kiel Port With Shore Power Solutions

Wabtec Corporation and the Port of Kiel celebrated today the installation of a sustainable shore power solution to support cruise operators. ShoreCONNECT has the potential to reduce nearly all emissions from cruise ships by providing shore power while berthing at the port.

https://www.cruiseindustrynews.com/cruise-news/25237-wabtec-reduces-emissions-at-kiel-port-with-shore-power-solutions.html
Wabtec Has Deal With GM To Develop New Type Of Railroad Locomotives

Watch what Alan Hamilton, Senior Engineering Executive at Wabtec had to say about our new partnership with General Motors in an interview with KDKA-TV | CBS Pittsburgh

https://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/video/5688543-wabtec-has-deal-with-gm-to-develop-new-type-of-railroad-locomotives/?fbclid=IwAR2CUCL7Y1foBYF-71XIhV34X3kYp3a56Z3l9-Fw3ZYJKGCNFDevyMRHF00
GM to supply electric batteries, hydrogen fuel cell systems for Wabtec locomotive

General Motors Co (GM.N) will supply electric batteries and hydrogen fuel cell systems for rail supplier Wabtec Corp’s (WAB.N) locomotives, in a move extending the No. 1 U.S. automaker’s reach outside the automotive sector.

https://www.reuters.com/business/sustainable-business/gm-supply-electric-batteries-hydrogen-fuel-cell-systems-wabtec-locomotive-2021-06-15/
Wabtec Unveils New Additive Manufacturing Facility

Wabtec occupies 11,000 square feet of space in the first building of Neighborhood 91, an additive manufacturing and 3D-printing supply chain hub in Pittsburgh, Pa.

https://www.railwayage.com/passenger/wabtec-opens-new-additive-manufacturing-facility/?RAchannel=news
Wabtec opens Neighbourhood 91 additive manufacturing facility

Wabtec has announced the opening of a new 11,000-square-foot facility at the Neighborhood 91 additive manufacturing production campus.

https://www.tctmagazine.com/additive-manufacturing-3d-printing-news/metal-additive-manufacturing-news/wabtec-neighbourhood-91-additive-manufacturing-facility/
BNSF/Wabtec BEL Pilot: The Results Are In

BNSF and Wabtec reported May 17 that their three-month pilot of a battery-electric locomotive (BEL) reduced fuel consumption and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by an average of 11% in a revenue service train.

https://www.railwayage.com/mechanical/locomotives/bnsf-wabtec-bel-pilot-the-results-are-in/
This hybrid freight train uses 18,000 batteries to cut its carbon footprint

The Wabtec FLXdrive Battery Locomotive—a winner of Fast Company’s 2021 World Changing Ideas Awards—uses batteries to help out its engine, and recharges them as it brakes.

https://www.fastcompany.com/90607600/this-hybrid-freight-train-uses-18000-batteries-to-cut-its-carbon-footprint
FLXdrive wins the 2021 Fast Company World Changing Ideas award for Transportation

The Wabtec FLXdrive Battery Locomotive—a winner of Fast Company’s 2021 World Changing Ideas Awards—uses batteries to help out its engine, and recharges them as it brakes.

https://www.fastcompany.com/90623897/see-34-ingenious-inspirational-winners-of-the-2021-world-changing-ideas-awards
Largest hopper dredge in U.S. will have Wabtec diesels

The 15,000-cubic-yard self-propelled trailing suction hopper dredge on order at the Keppel AmFELS shipyard in Brownsville, Texas, for Manson Construction Co. will be powered by five Wabtec V250MDC marine diesel engines (three 16V250MDC units and two 12V250MDC units).

https://www.marinelog.com/coastal/dredging/largest-hopper-dredge-in-u-s-will-have-wabtec-diesels/
Technology plays key role in decarbonizing freight rail: Wabtec exec

Eric Gebhardt, our chief technology officer chats with Freight Waves about how technology plays a role in meeting companies’ sustainability goals.

https://www.freightwaves.com/news/technology-plays-key-role-in-decarbonizing-freight-rail-wabtec-exec
Wabtec Equipping London Underground’s New Piccadilly Fleet

Siemens Mobility has selected Wabtec Corp. to provide components for the 94 new nine-car Inspiro trains it is supplying as part of the London Underground’s Piccadilly Upgrade Program.

https://www.railwayage.com/passenger/wabtec-equipping-london-undergrounds-new-piccadilly-fleet/
Wabtec, G&W, Carnegie Mellon to Launch Research Institute

Wabtec President and CEO Rafael Santana announced the establishment of a research institute in partnership with Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) and Genesee & Wyoming (G&W), during a recent House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee hearing.

https://www.railwayage.com/news/wabtec-gw-carnegie-mellon-to-launch-research-institute/
Wabtec seeks federal funding to help develop zero-emissions locomotives

Wabtec CEO Rafael Santana has called on Congress to help fund development of zero-emission locomotives. The company’s FLXdrive battery-electric locomotive is now testing on BNSF Railway in California.

https://www.trains.com/trn/news-reviews/news-wire/wabtec-seeks-federal-funding-to-help-develop-zero-emissions-locomotives/