VR FleetCare carries out a 10-year revision for its customer's A/S StoreBaelt track equipment, including a wide range of refurbishment and modification work such as engine replacement, lighting modification work, installation of a camera system and a comprehensive overhaul, including e.g. bogies, wheels, hydraulics and cranes. The first Plasser & Theurer OBW-100 track vehicle arrived at the Pieksämäki Service Workshop on Wednesday, August 12, 2020.
Between Korsör and Pieksämäki the track vehicles pass conveniently by sea and road. VR FleetCare has previous experience in similar logistical arrangements, where the company brings heavy components from Estonia to Finland for overhaul. The customer is scheduled to have the first vehicle ready for use before Christmas.
“This is the first project that VR FleetCare is carrying out in Denmark, so in that sense the project is particularly interesting and significant for us. We have researched a lot of opportunities to bring similar work to Finland from our neighboring areas in the other Nordic and Baltic regions, and it would seem that there is a demand for VR FleetCare's long experience and professionalism as a rolling stock maintainer and we can meet this. At Pieksämäki, work is eagerly received and as a company we strive to ensure a high-quality service package for our customer”
Peter Guldbrand, Vice President, Sales at VR FleetCare
StoreBaelt's and VR FleetCare's technical teams perform the first inspection at Pieksämäki service workshop.
The Pieksämäki workshop is known for its long history as a maintenance of freight wagons, but in addition to the wagons, the workshop also does a lot of work on locomotives and track vehicles. Pieksämäki is one of the key locations in VR FleetCare’s major projects. For example, surface treatment for 102 metro wagons will be carried out there, as part of the refurbishment of the metro fleet for Helsinki City Transportation carried out by VR FleetCare.
“This project utilizes the Pieksämäki workshop’s long experience from executing service and overhaul projects to railroad maintenance vehicles. It’s a great example and reference how to extend cost efficiently service life with older vehicles. Through upgrades, these machines will also meet the todays requirements for usability and comfort. The Client is well established entity in the Danish railroad market. We are happy VR FleetCare was chosen as a partner to this project”
Teemu Kesävaara, Sales Manager at VR FleetCare