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Afrika demiryolları ile örülüyor

Afrika demiryolları ile örülüyor
Güney Afrika DHV Çevre CEO’su Mühendis Naren Bhojaram "Önümüzdeki yıllarda Güney Afrika’da raylı sistemler için önemli bir pazar oluşuyor” dedi.

AMERSFOORT- Hollanda"nın Amersfoort şehrinde Europoint Konferans Merkezi'nde DHV ve SGK ile işbirliği içinde düzenlenen 3. Ray-Tech Avrupa 2011 Konferansı"nda Güney Afrika'da demiryolu yatırımları konuşuldu.

Güney Afrika DHV firması Bölge CEO'su Çevre Danışmanı Mühendis Naren Bhojaram Afrika"nın toplu taşıma sistemlerinde, özellikle raylı sistemde önemli yatırımlar yaptığını belirtilerek ”Önümüzdeki yıllarda Güney Afrika"da raylı sistemler için önemli bir pazar oluşuyor” dedi.

2050'YE KADAR DEMİRYOLLARI TAMAMLANACAK
Güney Afrika Ulaştırma Müdürlüğü NATMAP"ın Genel Müdür Yardımcısı Lanfrac Situma Güney Afrika"nın 2050 yılına kadar Ulusal Ulaştırma Planı bulunduğunu belirterek altyapısını yenilemek için hızlı bir tempoda çalışmalara başladığını belirtti.
Toplantıda Güney Afrika Büyükelçiliği temsilcisi 2050 Ulaşım Projesi"ni içeren bir sunum yaptı.
Ayrıca Güney Afrika'da iş yapan Avrupalı şirketlerde yaptıkları çalışmaları anlattılar.

DEMİRYOLUNDA AFRİKA YATIRIM KITASI OLUYOR
Demiryolu firmaları Güney Afrika"nın 2050 projesinde yer almak istediklerini belirterek şöyle konuştular: “Afrika yatırım yapılacak kıtalardan biri oluyor. Özellikle yeni projeler üzerinde odaklanma oluyor ve deniz limanları arasında taşımacılık önem kazanıyor.

GÜNEY AFRİKA DEMİRYOLU AĞLARININ MERKEZİ OLUYOR
Güney Afrika halen toplu taşıma sistemini yenilemek için planlar geliştiriyor. Hükümetin Afrika kıtası için demiryolu merkezi olma gibi bir hırsı var. Avrupa demiryolu ağı standartlarını Afrika"ya getiriyor. Avrupa önümüzdeki yıllarda demiryolu sektörü için büyük iş fırsatları sunan, seçeneklerden biri olarak kabul ediliyor.”

Conference - Conference programme

Below you will find the conference programma of Rail-Tech Europe Conference 2011

Conference programme - Day 1 - 29 March 2011
10:00 - 11:00Welcome coffee & registration
11:00 - 12:30Opening session: Improving railways - investments & efficiency

There is a great need to improve railways. With an expected growth in passenger and freight transportation as well as the need to stimulate more environmental-friendly modes of transportation, a stable and reliable financing of investments and (operational) efficiency are key drivers. The opening session will illustrate how efficiency can be achieved in regional areas through international cooperation and how planned investments can still be realised in times of budget cuts.

Chairman: Eduard de Jong, ProRail/OV magazine NL

RoCK- 4 new international rail connections - smart small-scale investments with a large impact on connectivity
• EU Open Access Directive - Development of new railway markets
• New service patterns on existing HST and traditional rail infrastructure
• Structural problems and solutions for the development of new international rail services
Gösta Weber, RoCK project manager, City of Eindhoven NL

Simple Track - lessons from Japan applied in the Netherlands
Nout Verhoeven, ProRail NL

Optimisation of headways to increase railway capacity on the Schiphol-Amsterdam-Almere-Lelystad corridor
• Applying new principles for positioning of signals leads to shorter headways, which in turn leads to increase of railway capacity
• Increase of capacity through optimising the signalling system is much more cost efficient than building new tracks and thus contributes to postponing high investment costs
• The new principles for positioning railway signals do not lead to a lower safety level for railway operations
Jan Koning, manager infrastructure development group, Movares NL

12:30 - 14:00Lunch and visit to the exhibition
14:00 - 15:30Financing rail investments

The main question is how to finance rail investments in the best way; minimizing riks and maximizing output. Therefore this session will look at different financing structures via an international benchmark. Questions that will be discussed are among others:
● Do we need better and faster decision taking processes?
● How can regional social benefits be included in the financing structure?
● How can we bridge the gap between concession and investment term?
Chairman: Eduard de Jong, ProRail/OV magazine NL

“Financing skills and enterprise development” or “Financing rail infrastructure and facilities”
• Rail authorities should restructure their approach to motivate for funds for the provision, upgrading, preservation and operation of rail infrastructure and facilities. The motivation should focus on the positive outcome that will be realised with the investment.
• It is possible not only to estimate the outcome of investment in rail infrastructure and facilities, but also to ensure that specific political objectives are realised with the investment.
• The Gautrain Rapid Rail Link system adopted an innovative process to secure the commitment of the Concessionaire to specific socio-economic development (SED) objectives, and the project is breaking new ground to ensure that the SED objectives are met, which would enhance economic development, growth and job creation
Carel van der Merwe, executive director, head: transportation business unit, BKS (Pty) Ltd SA

Financing new high-speed lines, a comparison between Dutch and Portuguese PPP"s
• Public Private Partnerships (PPP"s) are gaining importance as contract type for the construction of new high-speed lines.
• PPP"s are not only meant to reduce government"s investment but also to optimise total project cost by allocating risk with the party that can best manage those and optimisation of life-cycle costs through linkage between capital investment and operational expenditure
• An essential element of a successful PPP is the incentive scheme for the performance payment during the availability period
• In the presentation the Dutch and Portuguese PPP models will be compared
Kimmo Oostermeijer, senior associate, Booz & Company NL

Paul van der Wilden, chief financial officer, Fluor Infrastructure BV NL

15:30 - 16:00Coffee break + visit to the exhibition
16:00 - 17:30Panel discussion

Following the session on "financing rail investments," an interactive panel discussion will be held on this topic, moderated with questions from delegates. The panel will discuss the need and possibilities for new ways of financing rail investments as well as an international benchmark. The international panel will represent the various stakeholders, including government, bank/investor, infrastructure manager.

Moderator: Eduard de Jong, ProRail/OV magazine NL

Ellen Lastdrager - van der Woude, partner projects and programmas, Twynstra Gudde NL
Bartosz Mysiorski, chief specialist in PPP, Centrum PPP PL
panellist to be confirmed, Alpha Trains Limited UK
Geoffrey Hamilton, UNECE CH

18:30 - 21:00Networking dinner

Conference programme - Day 2 - 30 March 2011
08:30 - 09:00Welcome coffee & registration
09:00 - 11:00Efficient railway operations in times of budget constraints

Improving the overall performance of the system against the same or lower costs is critical to stay ahead of (intermodal) competition. The presentations in this session will look at different ways to achieve railway efficiency: good life cycle management, efficient maintenance but also innovations and the latest technological developments.

Chiarman: Terje Stømer, chairman ERESS NO

Collective Life Cycle Management for Rolling Stock - Prerequisites for Performance Improvement
• Open (Innovation) Chain: Product, Process and Technology
• Basic Quality in Maintenance Execution
• Reliability & Maintenance Engineering on the Workfloor
Leo van Dongen, director fleet services, NedTrain and chair of maintenance engineering, University of Twente NL

How to increase cost efficiency of rail infrastructure
• Rail infrastructure is a means of production
• Cost efficiency depends of the view
• Costs are determined by conditions+C70, activities and performance
Jan Swier, strategic advisor, ProRail NL

SmartFleet
• SmartFleet empowers improvement of operating performance;
• Monitoring your rolling stock real-time enables you to recover defects more quickly and to shorten the down time in order to repair defects;
• This requires technical, process and cultural implementation in which Lloyd"s Register plays a role.
Mark Palte, consultant, Lloyd"s Register Rail Europe NL

ERTMS Regional: Minimal lifecycle cost solution for regional and light rail lines
• Understanding the ERTMS regional solution
• Summary of the lifecycle cost savings available through use of this technology
• A case study example: Västerdalsbanan, Sweden
• Exploring how to maximise the benefits of ERTMS regional
Peter Elestedt, senior engineer, Bombardier SE

11:00 - 11:30Coffee break
11:30 - 13:30Balancing interests - optimising infra and operations

Since the separation of operations and infrastructure, these two subsystems are each other's stakeholder but with different interests. Technological developments that optimise one system, also influence the other. How can these interests be synchronized while optimising rail infrastructure and operations? And how can we ensure that benefits for the other stakeholder are incorporated to encourage overal improvement?

Chairman: Arie Bleijenberg, TNO NL

System Integration in complex technical projects - Case Study HSL-Z, Amsterdam to Antwerp
• Delivering an infrastructure system such as a cross-border HSL is only possible with a clear definition and implementation of the System Integrator role.
• Complex systems, full of innovative technology, where many stakeholders from many different angles can make or break the delivery process, require an alliance approach
• Contractual relationships exist only between a few of the stakeholders and are often sketchy or non-enforceable, therefore a common ambition needs to be fostered between parties
Bas Oosthoek, ProRail NL and Erland Tegelberg, Launch Manager HSL, NS HiSpeed NL

Optimisation of Operational Performance by networked Wayside Train Monitoring Systems (WTMS)
• Motivation for WTMS
• Safety application: s+C74top in case of danger, prevention of accidents
• Availability application:
o load related infrastructure fees
o improved maintenance by information for third party users (railway undertaking, vehicle owner)
including cross border data exchange and allocation of measurement data to vehicle´s number
o rescheduling of timetables at infrastructure´s bottle necks
Andreas Schöbel, university assistant, Vienna University of Technology, Institute of Transportation AT

Less wheel and rail wear as a result of low floor application, the Budapest experience
• 100% Low floor vehicle and maintenance cost reduction – antagonism or challenge?
• Influence of vehicle and running gear concept in wheel and rail wear
• Service results of a unique concept
Wolfgang-Dieter Richter, Siemens AG Mobility Division DE

Durable & innovative solutions in rail track constructions
John Weijtmans, director, Swietelsky Rail Benelux N

13:30 - 14:30Lunch on the exhibition
14:30 - 15:15Design of an Interactive Display for Rail Scheduling - A collaboration between Alstom Transport and MIT
• Problem: The separation of scheduling information over multiple sources shifts driver attention away from the windscreen and may result in increased workload levels and safety compromises.
• Methodology: Requirements for a new scheduling interface were generated using a cognitive task analysis approach, with the resulting 17 requirements guiding the design of a Planning & Scheduling Display.
• Evaluation: The prototype display was evaluated by experienced drivers and experts from Alstom Transport using a Cognitive Walkthrough approach, the results of which will guide future design iterations.
Jacqueline Tappan, Research Engineer, Humans and Automation Laboratory, MIT USA

16:30 - 18:00Technical visit to NS simulator centre

Conference programme - Day 3 - 31 March 2011
09:00 - 09:30Welcome coffee & registration
09:30 - 10:30Rail investment plans in South Africa

Africa is one of the continents where great improvements in rail infrastructure need to be made. In the coming years, public transport systems will be developed at a quick pace including significant investments in rail. South Africa is currently developing plans to renew the public transport system and as you may know, the government has the ambition to become the (rail) hub for the African continent. The European rail network standards are considered as one of the options, offering great business opportunities for the European rail sector!

Investment plans in rail and public transport
Timeframe and financing structures
Implementing the European standard in South Africa
The need for European know-how and technologies
Joel Sibusiso Ndebel, Transport Minister of South-Africa (invited)
Lanfrac Situma, Deputy Director General of Transport

10:30 - 11:00Coffee break
11:00 - 12:00Doing business in South Africa

The programme will be continued with a presentation from the Dutch Embassy and experiences of European companies doing business in South Africa, addressing:how to set upa business in South Africa do"s and don"ts creating expertise with local companies best practices & lessons learnt Representative of the South African Embassy in the Netherlands (invited)
SSI Engineers and Environmental Consultants and the Regional Director: DHV Africa Naren Bhojaram - CEO of SSI and Regional Manager DHV South Africa

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