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DB signs five-year renewable energy contract

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German Rail (DB) has signed a five-year contract starting from 2024 for the supply of electricity from the Nordsee-Ost wind farm located off the northwest coast of Germany.

The contract, signed by DB subsidiary DB Energy, RWE subsidiary Innogy, and RWE Supply and Trading, is for 25MW, accounting for about 8% of the total capacity of the 48-turbine windfarm.

The contract is the first offshore corporate Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) in Germany. The electricity will be produced by the wind farm for a fixed price and supplied directly to DB, while RWE Supply & Trading will assume the role of contractor and sales partner.

DB is planning to fully convert its traction power to environmentally-friendly sources by 2038, with 57% of traction already “green,” and says it is continuing the switch to renewable sources as current fossil fuel-based contracts come to an end.

Innogy currently supplies DB with 900 million kWh of power a year from its hydro plants, a contract it has held since 2011. DB currently requires around 10 terawatt hours of electricity per year, the same amount as a city the size of Hamburg.

“In September, we will launch another Europe-wide tender for the long-term purchase of green electricity,” says DB Energy chairman, Mr Torsten Schein.

 

Source: railjournal.com

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Signatures approaching for Piraeus Port Cruise Pier

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A matter of just few weeks is -according to secure information-, the signing of the contract for the major extension project of Piraeus Port Cruise Pier. As it has become known, PPA’s Board of Directors has approved the signing of the construction contract with the contractor that has been awarded from the bidding process.

According to the same sources, the project will be signed and launched in the coming weeks, as the time is pressing for the project that is funded by NSRF 2014-2020.

The contractor is TEKAL company with a bid that reached 103m euros (+VAT), for an offer that approached 24.5%. Executives from the construction sector note that this is currently the largest cruise pier project in Europe. Nevertheless, the momentum of the port of Piraeus is evident by the statistics which show an increase in passenger and goods traffic, every year.

The project for the construction of the new cruise pier is a flagship project, included in COSCO’s investment program for PPA, which exceeds 600m euros. The original budget of the project was estimated at 136m euros (+VAT).

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Light rail growth strong in Europe, UITP says

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Light rail infrastructure and patronage has seen a steady increase since the start of the millennium, according to a report from the International Association of Public Transport (UITP), with 108 new cities around the world opening their first line, including 70 in Europe.

The Light Rail and Tram: The European Outlook statistics brief found that Germany and central Europe make up half of all patronage, with the rest split between southeastern Europe, France, Poland, the Benelux countries (Belgium, The Netherlands and Luxembourg), western Mediterranean, Nordic/Baltic and the British Isles.

Between 2015 and 2018, light rail infrastructure in Europe grew by 3.9% from 8943km to 9296km, with ridership growing 6.9% from 9740 million to 10,422 million passengers between 2015 and 2018. Light rail now carries as many passengers as metros and regional/commuter rail, and 10 times more passengers than air travel in Europe. The average light rail journey in Europe is 3.27km.

The busiest light rail network in Europe is in Budapest, Hungary, with 411 million passengers, while Berlin takes the title of longest light rail network in Europe at 193km. Ridership growth varies from region to region, ranging from 17.5% in the British Isles to 1.5% in Poland.

There are notable differences between network structures across the countries. While the average European line is 7.3km long, they tend to be longer on average in countries with newer systems and a limited number of lines, while older, more complex systems feature lower average line length.

The fleet operating on the 1275 light rail lines in Europe consists of 20,750 trams and LRVs, with 51% of this fleet comprising partial or full low-floor vehicles, ranging from countries with almost 100% such as France, Spain, Ireland, Britain and Norway to those with much lower percentages.

The average annual mileage per vehicle in Europe is 52,000km, ranging between 38,700km and 77,500km. The discrepancy can be partly explained by the fleet age structure. In addition, this value is theoretical and based on the assumption that all vehicles are used equally.

UITP says that with continued pressure to reduce congestion, tackle poor air quality in cities and reduce greenhouse gas emission contributing to climate change, light rail will continue to obtain support of decision-makers and the travelling public in Europe.

However, much attention and resources will go into the maintenance, modernisation and replacement of assets to keep ageing systems attractive and fit for purpose. For this reason, the growth of green-field projects in Europe will continue to slow down.

 

Source: railjournal.com

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«Eastern Railway Egnatia» project back to the spotlight

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The Thessaloniki-Alexandroupolis-Ormenio railway line is once again in the spotlight. According to what OSE Chairman, Mr. Kostas Spiliopoulos, said during a recent ceremony, this project is one of the big challenges of the new decade.

The so-called «Eastern Egnatia Railway» will, as Mr Spiliopoulos explained, connect the ports of Thessaloniki, Kavala and Alexandroupolis and will have modernized features.

The construction of two new sections is also envisaged; the first will be a coastal route from Thessaloniki to Amfipoli and the new port of Kavala, in Nea Karvali are and the second section, from Nea Karvali port to Toxotes, Xanthi, where it will be meeting with the existing line.

The whole line will be electrified and will be able to support speeds up to 200 km/h. The new line will continue after Alexandroupolis, ending at the northernmost part of the country, in Ormenio, near the border with Bulgaria and Turkey where the line is used mainly for freight services.

The cost of the projects is estimated at 1.25bn euros and will be activated by the new NSRF 2021-2027.

The Chairman also confirmed that in 2021 all works for the signalling systems on Athens-Thessaloniki corridor will be completed allowing the itinerary to reach 3 hours and 30 minutes while he mentioned that the maintenance of the network will be planned through long-term contracts.

 

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