Tognum to supply over 300 drive units to railcar manufacturer Alstom
Posted on March 25, 2013
Tognum, the specialist for propulsion and power solutions, has won an order from railcar manufacturer Alstom covering 307 Powerpacks.
- mtu Powerpacks installed underfloor in Coradia LINT rail vehicles used in 'Dieselnetz SüdWest' local services
- Rail vehicles operated by Deutsche Bahn and Netinera
Friedrichshafen, March 25, 2013. Tognum, the specialist for propulsion and power solutions, has won an order from railcar manufacturer Alstom covering 307 Powerpacks. The new railcars powered by the compact underfloor drives from mtu will be circulating on what is known as the Dieselnetz SüdWest network (south-west diesel rail network) from December 2014. The Powerpacks will be deployed in Alstom railcars of the type Coradia LINT 41, 54 and 81. They comply with EU Stage IIIB emissions legislation and deliver an output of 390 kilowatts. The regional railcars, which will circulate in the German federal states of Rheinand-Pfalz, Baden-Württemberg and Saarland, are operated by the private transport company Netinera along with Deutsche Bahn.
The Coradia LINT rail vehicles of type 41, 54 and 81 are powered by two, three or four Powerpacks respectively. These are based on 6-cylinder Series 1800 horizontal inline engines from mtu. Alstom will be installing 207 Powerpacks in new rail vehicles for Netinera and another 100 for Deutsche Bahn. The horizontal configuration of the engines makes them highly suitable for use as underfloor drives in rail vehicles, and their compact design also keeps the overall weight of the railcars down, enabling low fuel consumption at high power outputs. The Powerpacks are equipped with selective catalytic reduction for exhaust gas purification to reduce nitrate emissions. Furthermore, through the use of in-engine technology, particulate emissions have been reduced by around 90% of the maximum level allowed by the previous EU Stage IIIA regulations. Combined with innovative engine management, a 5% saving can be made on diesel fuel consumption and CO2 emissions also lowered.
Alstom and Tognum have already joined forces successfully on regional railway projects in Germany, Denmark and the Netherlands.