GE Transportation Unveils European PowerHaul Locomotive at InnoTrans 2012
Berlin, Germany -- GE Transportation (NYSE: GE) unveiled its PowerHaul Series PH37ACai Locomotive at InnoTrans 2012 in Berlin. Hosted every two years, InnoTrans is the world’s largest rail exhibition and attracts more than 100,000 attendees and approximately 2,500 exhibitors worldwide. The PH37ACai model is featured at Track G4/10, where attendees can tour and learn more about how GE Transportation’s leading technology and innovative rail and signaling solutions address the world’s toughest rail challenges.
The PowerHaul PH37ACai is continental Europe’s newest cross-border locomotive and is GE Transportation’s most technologically advanced, fuel-efficient and low-emissions diesel-electric locomotive to date. It meets the latest TSI standards and the demanding interoperability requirements for Europe and other regions that adopt such standards.
“Our PowerHaul locomotive has been delivering fuel efficiency while lowering emissions for several years now,” said Rob McKeel, General Manager of GE’s Locomotive business. “Now our European version can provide cross-border operations and meet the requirements of one of the most stringent standards in the world.”
Designed for high pulling power to support lighter axle-load applications, the PowerHaul Locomotive is engineered to generate high horsepower and tractive effort with a V-16, twin turbo 3,700-GHP engine, an advanced AC traction system, and dynamic braking. A product of ecomagination, GE’s commitment to imagine and build innovative solutions for today’s environmental challenges, the locomotive also reduces fuel usage and greenhouse gas emissions by up to 9% compared to current operating fleet averages.
“HHPI is partnering with GE to produce a locomotive capable of operating more productive trains for bulk traffic than current technology. The focus is on "cost per tonne" which will be achieved by one train doing the job of three existing ones and therefore significantly benefiting the environment and the economy," said Richard Painter, Group Chairman of Heavy Haul Power International.
The PH37ACai model is equipped with GE’s new Tempo ETCS Solution, marking the first European Train Control System (ETCS) implementation onboard a PowerHaul Series Locomotive for 2013 deployment. This system is part of Tempo Railway Solutions, a comprehensive onboard and wayside signaling portfolio designed around a common failsafe, scalable, hardware and software platform as well as an integrated suite of engineering tools. These solutions support operations ranging from high traffic density urban lines or high-speed lines to lower traffic regional lines. The solutions also simplify railway signaling project execution, day to day operation and maintenance.
GE Transportation also continues to build regional and global partnerships to support its customer reach and growth. Since its debut in the United Kingdom in 2009, the PowerHaul Locomotive has expanded into continental Europe and beyond to Asia and Australia. GE Transportation and its partner TÜLOMSAŞ introduced earlier this year the first PowerHaul Series Locomotive to be assembled in Turkey. This important partnership with TÜLOMSAŞ demonstrates GE’s commitment to serving customers in the UK, continental Europe and other countries around the region.
About GE Transportation
GE Transportation, a unit of GE (NYSE: GE), solves the world’s toughest transportation challenges.GE Transportation builds equipment that moves the rail, mining and marine industries. Our fuel-efficient and lower-emissions freight and passenger locomotives, diesel engines for rail, marine and stationary power applications, signaling and software solutions, drive systems for mining trucks, underground mining equipment, energy storage systems, and value-added services help customers grow. GE Transportation employs approximately 12,000 employees worldwide.