PROSE performs first checkup of car body and coating (SFBW/NVBW)
PROSE is glad to announce that after the design phase of the new FLIRT 3 trains for Stuttgart was completed, we have now started the acceptance of the carbodies and the coating of the first newly produced train. We were contracted by the federal institute of railway vehicles (Landesanstalt für Schienenfahrzeuge Baden-Württemberg) to complete the technical controlling for the new FLIRT 3 concerning a part of the regional network in Stuttgart (Stuttgarter Netze Los 2 und 3). With the new operating contract starting in June respectively December of 2019, the network will be serviced and operated by Go-Ahead. The new trains were ordered at Stadler Pankow by Go-Ahead. With the start of the operating contract, the trains will be taken over by the SFBW and leased back to Go-Ahead.
The first phase of our consulting project started in January 2017 and is planned to be completed with the delivery of all 47 FLIRTs by June 2019. Afterwards, the second phase with the continuous quality control of the maintenance and train condition will be conducted until December 2028.
After the completed acceptance at the Stadler site in Szolnok, the next steps will mainly address the supervision of the FAI (first article inspection) of the critical subsystems as well as the assembly of the cars and the approval process. Due to our extensive engineering experience, the critical systems can be evaluated and receive special attention. Thanks to this approach the whole depth of the quality supervision can be guaranteed.
In this challenging project PROSE can help the customer with its extensive knowledge and experience with the design, manufacturing and maintaining of modern day trains. Combined with our know-how in production supervision and technical controlling we are able to ensure a high-quality production, approval and operation process. Thus, we generate a risk minimisation and quality control for the procurement process and assure the train condition during the operations and maintenance for our customer.
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Final report on the research project "Innovative concrete sleeper" published
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PROSE operating remotely during Covid-19 emergency
In the light of recent COVID-19 developments, we have made the necessary adaptations so that we can remain a constant for our trusted clients in such unprecedented times. During the past weeks, all our employees have been urged to work from home for the time being.