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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/
Rail Industry Manufacturer Reduces Waste via AM

American manufacturers are starting to talk more like Europeans, where fuel is costly, and words like “sustainability” pepper conversations. One case in point is the 2020 Sustainability Report for freight and transit rail manufacturer Wabtec Corporation.

https://www.sme.org/technologies/articles/2021/april/rail-industry-manufacturer-reduces-waste-via-am/
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/
Wabtec CEO pitches lawmakers on research institute with CMU to explore carbon-free rail technology

Wabtec President and CEO Rafael Santana pitched House lawmakers on Wednesday for federal support to decarbonize the U.S. rail transportation industry ahead of talks for upcoming infrastructure legislation this spring, saying the Pittsburgh-based manufacturer has a “clear path” to develop the next generation of zero-emission locomotives.

https://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-nation/2021/03/17/Wabtec-CEO-Rafael-Santana-Congress-lawmakers-rail-technology-research-Carnegie-Mellon/stories/202103170010?cid=search
Port of Los Angeles Honored with Infrastructure ‘Gamechanger’ Award for Port Optimizer™

Every four years the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) recognizes infrastructure projects around the U.S. that it considers to be Gamechangers — innovative projects and programs that move infrastructure modernization forward. Among this year’s ASCE Gamechanger award recipients is the Port of Los Angeles for its Port Optimizer™, a digital portal providing real-time, data-driven insights for improving the performance and predictability of the port supply chain.

https://www.portoflosangeles.org/references/2021-news-releases/news_031121_portoptimizer_award
Wabtec believes full automation for railroads is within reach

Learn how Wabtec is developing the technology to increase safety, fuel efficiency, optimize rail operations and eventually, fully autonomous rail networks.

https://www.post-gazette.com/business/tech-news/2021/02/21/North-Shore-Wabtec-full-automation-railroads-safety-positive-train-control-human-error/stories/202102180186
Fuel Cells and Batteries: The Future of Mobility?

A Fuel Cell and Battery Story - Hydrogen and battery technologies will “progress in parallel but serve different needs” in transport applications, is among Osborne’s takeaways from Wilson, who is the former CEO of Hydrogenics, a Ontario, Canada-based fuel cell and electrolyzer company that was effectively acquired in 2019 by Cummins as part of the company’s New Power division.

https://www.railwayage.com/mechanical/hydrogen-and-fuel-cells-the-future-of-mobility/