Saudi Arabian construction company RTCC (Al-Rashid Trading & Contacting Company) has awarded NEM Solutions with a new contract for advanced wheel life cycle management for Saudi Arabia Railway Company’s (SAR) workshops. With this contract, SRO (Saudi Railways Organization) and SAR, the two most important companies operating the railways, are provided with AURA wheel, a tool of cutting-edge technology in terms of wheelset management. The order includes two automatic wheel profile parameter measurement systems.
A.U.R.A Wheel provides full management of the long-term planning of railway bogie and wheelset maintenance, reducing uncertainty and over-maintenance in the planning of maintenance activities throughout the lifetime of wheelsets and of the rolling stock fleet. This leads to a more efficient and effective maintenance, and increased fleet availability for service operation.
Since their first contract in 2012 with SRO, NEM Solutions has monitored and managed the condition of over 40.000 wheel-profiles, ensuring an extended lifetime of maximum exploitation. This has been key to the fleet which operates in a harsh desert environment.
A.U.R.A wheel, currently manages wheelsets of over 36.000 vehicles, and this is expected to rise in 2015 by 40%. The ability to use Big Data techniques gives NEM Solutions increased knowledge and ability to extend wheel life cycles in accordance with customer needs.
This new contract establishes the growing Basque company as a leader in Saudi Arabia of advanced rolling stock management and early fault diagnostics for SRO and SAR fleets.