BRDE-80 tested at Museumstoomtram

In week 36, the BRDE-80 shunting locomotive had several test drives at Museumstoomtram Hoorn – Medemblik. After this the locomotive was transported to the InnoTrans in Berlin, to be shown to the general public on behalf of Bemo Rail. And with success!

Photos: Rein Korthof



Largest transport from the history of Bemo

Tuesday morning 7 August is the day: the biggest transport from the history of Bemo Rail is a fact!

The spectacle attracts dozens of interested people. They are present on Tuesday morning to see how shunting locomotive ‘Tata Steel 331’ at Bemo Rail is being lifted on a 36-meter long low loader trailer, to take a complicated route to Tata Steel IJmuiden. At 10.25 am the elaborately prepared convoy leaves with two drivers and five road attendants from the factory site at the Debbemeerweg to leave Warmenhuizen via the east.

The seven members of Mammoet’s transport team are well prepared and certainly do not speak of a routine job: “We do not do this kind of trips every day. Weeks of preparation have preceded.”
Without any problems, the convoy finally arrives at Tata Steel.

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Bemo BRD130 for OCI Europoort

After a successful construction and successful delivery in Europoort, the new Bemo BRD130 for OCI Europoort has recently been delivered. The locomotive will take care of the shunting work for both its own OCI work and also for the ETT terminal, which uses the same access tracks. Thanks to the adjustable crawling speed, OCI makes it possible to weigh the wagons on the weighbridge while driving. Furthermore, the locomotive is also equipped with Tag readers that prevents unauthorized operation. And the locomotive is just like the new Bemo locomotive at Yara in the beautiful orange-gray color combination. The locomotive again has the characteristic good accessibility for operators, maintenance engineers and the addition of fuel.

The locomotive is being let to OCI for 10 years, including maintenance and is therefore added to our current rental fleet.



2 locomotives for Metro depot in Middle East

Last year, Bemo received the order for the delivery of 2 BRDE80 shunting locomotives. The locomotives will be built for work on a Metro depot in the Middle East. There they will take care of the shunting work on the depot itself, but if necessary also on the line. They can drive both solo and double-traction, so they also have sufficient pulling power to drive with a trailer load against slopes. The 2-axle locomotives are equipped with a diesel electric AC / AC drive and on the metro line itself they can drive up to 50 km/h.

The 1st of the two locomotives will be ready for shipment in mid-June and the second will be exhibited at the Innotrans trade fair in Berlin from 17 to 23 September.

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Guided tours students

On Monday 26 March 2 groups 8 from primary school de Doorbraak in Warmenhuizen visited Bemo Rail. The children walked enthusiastically through the workshop and through various offices. Interesting stories from the practice were more than welcome for them for the benefit of their ‘Tough Professions’ project. Working at Bemo Rail seemed to be tough and fascinating for most. So who knows, we’ll see them again when they grow up later … They’re welcome!


Road-rail vehicle for Middle East

After a successful construction last Thursday and Friday the FAT for the new Bemo KRE15RCRV passed.

The KRE15RCRV is electrically powered and equipped with batteries for the power supply. It does not produce exhaust gas and noise emissions. During the day the locomotive is in use and at night the batteries are recharged. He can drive both on the track and on the road. This makes it easy to bypass long stretches of track and, for example, drive to another place in a workshop / depot across the road. The locomotive will take care of the shunting work at a factory in the Middle East where new wagons are built and will replace an old locomotive. Basically he will move the hulls from the paint shop to the end assembly department.

By this choice, the customer will save a lot on fuel consumption, maintenance and emissions.

Update GE loco Tata Steel

Meanwhile, the upgrade of the 1st GE loco for Tata Steel is progressing steadily. The frame is upright again and the bogies, fuel and air tanks are already underneath. The specific SA3 shunting couplings have also been installed. All 6 DGU’s (diesel generator units) are in a row and the wait is still on the revised generators, the first two DGU’s are now assembled first.

Bemo Rail awarded as Entrepreneur of the Year!

Last Thursday was the result of the election ‘Entrepreneur of the year’. After an exciting drum roll Bemo Rail became the big winner in the category ‘Industry, Companies and Agribusiness’! “We are very proud of this great award! It feels good that our high-quality products and services are valued and as a team we continue to work hard to keep our good name”, says Teun Druijf.

Thanks to everyone for his / her vote!


Bemo BRD130 Rescue Vehicle Taiwan

Recently the BRD130 was extensively adjusted and tested in Taiwan. It took a while before the first EMU was driveable and the first representative route was ready for test run. The most critical test involved riding a slope of 5.3% with the (unrestrained) EMU (metro carriage) of 120 tonnes considered as dead load!
And after an extensive track inspection and speed tests, this was also achieved under slippery conditions. Certainly an achievement.

The opportunity has also been taken to adjust and test the Bemo BRD50 Service Vehicle.
The performance test for the Service Vehicle will be done later during the Site Acceptance Test (SAT).


1st frame Tata GE loco has arrived

Recently we reported the news that Bemo has signed the contract for upgrading 3 GE locos for Tata Steel.

The first locomotives were dismantled at Tata and the first frame was prepared by Tata and shipped to Bemo. And at Bemo we started the preparation and implementation of the piping underneath the base frame. The detailed design is in full swing and production for DGUs (diesel generator units) and cab is already advanced. Also, the main components (such as diesel engines and generators) have been ordered.

Among other things, for moving the loco frames, and later the complete loco’s, 2 sets of 50t overhead cranes have been purchased and now installed so that the loco’s can easily be moved within our factory.

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