Nevomo and duisport, the owner and operator of the port of Duisburg, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to explore the possibility of expanding duisport’s capacity with MagRail technology within the port’s existing infrastructure.
The revolutionary concept allows fully automated driving, increased frequency, catenary-free and human error-free operation, with timetables adapted to changing transport needs. With various unique features, the solution is a sustainable alternative to conventional freight transport such as trucks, planes and ships. As a result, MagRail technology significantly increases the capacity of railway lines and reduces construction, maintenance and operational costs.
“Nevomo’s MagRail technology is a perfect fit to achieve our strategic goals and maximise efficiency at duisport. Increasing the capacity and flexibility of the existing network by maintaining full interoperability with existing operations is crucial to our business. We are excited to start our cooperation with such an innovative company as Nevomo”, Alexander Garbar, the Head of Corporate Development and Strategy at duisport said.
MagRail is designed to easily, quickly and cost-effectively extend the capacity and enhance the capability of existing railway lines, as well as improve the efficiency of the rail transport system. Linear motor, one of the core subsystems, gives better performance on existing infrastructure without having to carry out lengthy and costly line upgrades. In addition, MagRail allows railway vehicles to run powered by electricity on currently non-electrified areas, like terminals and harbors.
The MagRail concept is integrable into existing train operations by upgrading the infrastructure. This allows railways to achieve better train dynamics, higher loading limits, more flexibility and enable automatic train operations without the need to build new lines.
An important step to introduce the technology, Nevomo and the Italian infrastructure manager RFI signed an agreement to deploy a full-scale pilot on the RFI test facility in Bologna San Donato.
In June 2021 agreed to build a 1:1 scale test track in Nowa Sarzyna, Poland, on the site provided by Chiech Sarzyn. The infrastructure works have been completed at the beginning of 2022 and MagRail system components started to be installed on this longest full-scale test track for passive magnetic levitation in Europe.