Press Releases

Wabtec and Kazakhstan Temir Zholy Sign $600 Million Memorandum of Understanding for FLXdrive™ Battery-Electric Shunters and NextFuel™ Liquid Natural Gas-Powered Locomotives

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 20, 2022 — Wabtec (NYSE: WAB) and Kazakhstan Temir Zholy (KTZ) signed a historic memorandum of understanding (MOU) for 150 FLXdriveTM battery-electric shunters and modernization work to transform the mainline fleet into NextFuelTM liquid natural gas-powered (LNG) locomotives. The investment marks the largest sustainable technology agreement by the CIS railroad, and will further revolutionize KTZ’s mainline and yard operations, while significantly reducing greenhouse gas emissions and operating costs.

https://www.wabteccorp.com/newsroom/press-releases/wabtec-and-kazakhstan-temir-zholy-sign-600-million-memorandum-of-understanding-for-flxdrive-battery
Wabtec to Deliver Australia’s First Fleet of Modernised Locomotives to Fortescue

Wabtec Corporation has announced an agreement to modernise locomotives for Fortescue Metals Group (Fortescue), representing Wabtec’s delivery of the first fleet of modernised locomotives for an Australian customer.

https://www.wabteccorp.com/newsroom/press-releases/wabtec-to-deliver-australia-s-first-fleet-of-modernised-locomotives-to-fortescue
Wabtec Introduces a New Sustainable, Heavy-Haul Locomotive to Brazil’s Freight Rail Market

Wabtec Corporation (NYSE: WAB) is introducing a new locomotive model to Brazil’s freight rail market with deliveries to Suzano, MRS and Rumo in late March and early April. The introduction of the ES44ACi diesel-electric locomotive provides Brazil’s railroads improved performance on their decarbonization journey.

https://www.wabteccorp.com/newsroom/press-releases/wabtec-introduces-a-new-sustainable-heavy-haul-locomotive-to-brazil-s-freight-rail-market
Wabtec to Modernize 330 Norfolk Southern Locomotives

Wabtec Corporation announced today an additional multi-year order from Norfolk Southern (NYSE: NSC) to modernize 330 locomotives as part of its continued partnership. The deal is part of Norfolk Southern’s ongoing efforts to further improve fuel efficiency and reduce emissions from its fleet.

https://www.wabteccorp.com/newsroom/press-releases/wabtec-to-modernize-330-norfolk-southern-locomotives
Wabtec and BNSF Railway Biofuels Pilot to Advance Sustainability

Wabtec and BNSF Railway are partnering to advance sustainability in the rail industry with a new biofuel project aimed at quantifying the impact of alternative fuels on emissions, durability, and performance in Wabtec locomotives.

https://www.wabteccorp.com/newsroom/press-releases/wabtec-and-bnsf-railway-biofuels-pilot-to-advance-sustainability
Wabtec and Union Pacific Railroad Partner to Reduce Emissions with Higher Biodiesel Blends

Union Pacific Railroad (NYSE: UP) will begin using a higher biodiesel blend in locomotives it acquired from Wabtec (NYSE: WAB). The new collaboration helps Union Pacific as it works to increase the percentage of low-carbon fuels consumed to 10% of its total diesel consumption by 2025 and 20% by 2030.

https://www.wabteccorp.com/newsroom/press-releases/wabtec-and-union-pacific-railroad-partner-to-reduce-emissions-with-higher-biodiesel-blends
Union Pacific Railroad Makes Largest Investment in Wabtec’s FLXdrive Battery-Electric Locomotive

Union Pacific Railroad (NYSE: UNP) today announced the purchase of 10 FLXdrive battery-electric locomotives from Wabtec Corporation (NYSE: WAB). The order, which marks the largest investment in battery technology by a North American railroad, will upgrade Union Pacific’s rail yard infrastructure and support its commitment to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

https://www.wabteccorp.com/newsroom/press-releases/union-pacific-railroad-makes-largest-investment-in-wabtec-s-flxdrive-battery-electric-locomotive
Wabtec is recognized in the 2022 Corporate Equality Index

Wabtec continues to build upon the its commitment to foster a culture of diversity, inclusion and belonging as outlined in its 2021 Sustainability Report. For the second year in a row, the company was recognized in the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2022 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), the standard for measuring policies and practices that promote a LGBTQ-inclusive workplace.

https://www.wabteccorp.com/newsroom/press-releases/wabtec-is-recognized-in-the-2022-corporate-equality-index
BHP Group Orders Wabtec’s FLXdrive Battery Locomotives

MELBOURNE, Australia and PITTSBURGH, January 17, 2022 — Wabtec Corporation (NYSE: WAB) announced an order from BHP Western Australia Iron Ore (WAIO) for two FLXdrive battery locomotives. The deal builds momentum in the market for the world’s first 100-percent, battery-powered locomotive and supports the Australia-based natural resource company’s plan to decarbonize its rail network.

https://www.wabteccorp.com/newsroom/press-releases/bhp-group-orders-wabtec-s-flxdrive-battery-locomotives
Rio Tinto Orders Wabtec FLXdrive Battery Locomotives to Reduce Emissions

PITTSBURGH, January 10, 2022 — Wabtec Corporation (NYSE: WAB) and Rio Tinto announced today an order for four FLXdrive battery-electric locomotives to support sustainable operations of the mining company’s rail network in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. The 100-percent, battery-powered locomotive will help Rio Tinto’s effort to achieve a 50-percent reduction in Scope 1 and 2 carbon emissions by 2030.

https://www.wabteccorp.com/newsroom/press-releases/rio-tinto-orders-wabtec-flxdrive-battery-locomotives-to-reduce-emissions
Wabtec Makes its Participation Official as a Founding Member in Europe's Rail Joint Undertaking (ERJU)

PARIS, December 1, 2021 - Lilian Leroux, Roberto Tione and Paolo Pagliero have officialized Wabtec's participation in Europe’s Rail Joint Undertaking (ERJU) as a founding member. A follow-up to the Shift2Rail initiative, ERJU is a partnership between Europe’s major railway players that aims to modernize and green the European railway system.

https://www.wabteccorp.com/newsroom/press-releases/wabtec-makes-its-participation-official-as-a-founding-member-in-europes-rail-joint-undertaking-erju
Wabtec Publishes 2021 Sustainability Report & Highlights Progress Toward Key Environmental, Social & Governance Initiatives

Pittsburgh, Nov 15, 2021 – Wabtec Corporation (NYSE: WAB) released today its 2021 Sustainability Report, which highlights the company’s accomplishments and commitments to building a more sustainable future by developing innovative technologies, driving responsible operations, and empowering people and communities around the globe.

https://www.wabteccorp.com/newsroom/press-releases/wabtec-publishes-2021-sustainability-report-and-highlights-progress-toward-key-environmental-social
CN Advances Sustainability Efforts With Wabtec's Battery-Electric Locomotive

CN (TSX: CNR) (NYSE: CNI) is proud to announce its purchase of Wabtec’s FLXdrive battery-electric freight locomotive, the first 100 percent battery heavy-haul locomotive for the region in support of CN’s sustainability goals. This new technology is a key component in achieving an effective transition to a lower carbon future.

https://www.wabteccorp.com/newsroom/press-releases/cn-advances-sustainability-efforts-with-wabtecs-battery-electric-locomotive
Roy Hill Sets New Course with Purchase of FLXdrive Battery Locomotive

September 13, 2021 – Roy Hill announced the purchase of Wabtec’s (NYSE: WAB) FLXdrive battery-electric locomotive, the world’s first 100-percent battery, heavy-haul locomotive for the region and the mining industry.

https://www.wabteccorp.com/newsroom/press-releases/roy-hill-sets-new-course-with-purchase-of-flxdrive-battery-locomotive
Wabtec Signs MOUs with Carnegie Mellon University and Genesee & Wyoming to Decarbonize Freight Rail and Improve Safety

Wabtec announced today that it has signed a memorandum of understandings (MOU) with Carnegie Mellon University and Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (G&W), which formalizes their joint aim to create technologies that will decarbonize freight rail transport, improve freight safety, and generate greater rail network utilization.

https://www.wabteccorp.com/newsroom/press-releases/wabtec-signs-mous-with-carnegie-mellon-university-and-genesee-wyoming-to-decarbonize-freight-rail