BRD130 assembly for OCI is proceeding successfully

Earlier this year, Bemo received the order to deliver a new Bemo BRD130 shunting loco to OCI Europoort.

It is a diesel hydraulically driven 2-axle rangeer locomotive with its own weight of approximately 45t. The locomotive is equipped with a radio remote control, a Tag reader and GPS system to ensure that only authorized personnel can operate the locomotive.

The locomotive will soon replace the current Bemo rental loco MB360N.


Contract upgrade 3 GE locs Tata Steel

Recently, Bemo Rail has been awarded the order of Tata Steel to convert 3 GE locs into a modern version, with particular attention to exhaust gas and noise emissions and reducing maintenance. The upgraded locomotives will be equipped with the cab and diesel generator units (DGUs). The diesel engine follows the strict EU Stage IV emission standard, which also reduces NOx emissions. The choice for separate DGUs has the advantage that they can be exchanged with additional (ordered) sets quickly. The maintenance of the DGUs can then be carried out at a later stage, so that for maintenance the locos do not have to be put out of service.
Particular to this assignment is that construction starts at Tata Steel. Following the Bemo design changes Tata Technical Service (HTD) will modify and paint the existing frames and truck sets accordingly, so the frame will match new superstructures. In the meantime Bemo will design and construct the new cab and DGU’s. When base frames are ready at Tata, they will be shipped to Bemo workshop in Warmenhuizen. From that point, Bemo Rail will start to assemble cab and DGU’s onto the frames at our workshop. It is expected that the first ‘new’ locomotive will return to Tata Steel in spring 2018.

Amongst for this project, we have increased our crane capacity from 45 to 100t! So from now on we can also handle all the heavy 4-axis locos.

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New Bemo Quench loco BL101 in operation at Cokes Factory 1 Tata Steel IJmuiden

After a successful construction with frequent specific consultation with Tata, the new Bemo quench loco BL101 was delivered last spring. In the meanwhile, the extended test period has also been completed successfully and the new quench loco is in operation at the Cokes Factory 1. The quench loco is now fully operational and has been in operation for the first 2000 hours. This is also the maintenance interval, which corresponds to approximately 3 months 24/7 operational duty! The “BL101” is a quench loco with a diesel-electric drive, where just diesel hydraulic variants have been used at the Cokes Factory 1 since the mid-1970s. The diesel engine follows the strict EU Stage IV emission standard, which also reduces NOx emissions. In particular, the extra weight and the larger wheelbase contribute to the greatly improved traction, keeping wheelslip on the super slippery track under control. This allows the locomotive to be used for automatic and unmanned effort in the future.


New loc in use at Yara

After her public debut at the RailTech exhibition in Utrecht, the new Bemo BRD100 is commissioned and put into operation successfully at Yara Plant in Sluiskil the Netherlands! Please note the fresh (Yara) orange – grey color scheme.

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Bemo at TOC Europe 27 – 29 June RAI Amsterdam

Next week, Bemo Rail will be present at the TOC event. This time in the RAI Amsterdam from 27th to 29th of June.
You are invited to visit us at stand number C82. We are happy to assist you.


Guided tour of primary school Warmenhuizen

On Thursday, May 11, group 8 from primary school ‘de Doorbraak’ from Warmenhuizen came to visit Bemo Rail for a guided tour. In the context of the project ‘Cool occupations’ the children where at the right place and they were welcomed enthusiastically.

Classed in groups, they took a look everywhere. From the drawing room, including the locomotives in 3D sketches, to seeing the ‘cool’ end products in the workshop. It was clearly a positive impression, because the kids wanted all to come to work at Bemo Rail when ‘they would be grown up.” A greater compliment we could not get mission accomplished!

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Solar panels for sustainable energy

In late March, Bemo Rail has put up 656 solar panels on the roof of the premises. A beautiful sustainable way to contribute to a cleaner environment.


Thank you for visiting us at the RailTech!

Last week Bemo Rail spent 3 days at the exhibition “RailTech” in Utrecht. Our booth but especially our brand new locomotive, BRD100 for Yara Sluiskil, enormously attracted attention. Interested people could enjoy themselves and see the locomotive from the outside and from the inside.

We would like to thank everyone who came to visit us! If you have any questions please feel free to contact us. Our data can be found under ‘Contact’.

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BRD100 will be showed during RailTech Utrecht

Bemo Rail is busy with the construction of a locomotive for customer Yara Sluiskil. This brand new built loc BRD100 concerns a two-axle locomotive of 40 tons.
From 28 – 30 March we make it possible for visitors to view the locomotive during the RailTech event in Utrecht. Bemo Rail mans a booth in Hall 3, number 3253.

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2 locs to Metro Taipei – Taiwan

In the meantime FAT have been held in Warmenhuizen for BRD130 and BRD50 for Taipei Metro. After the successful FAT both locs are transported and delivered in Taipei. The SAT follows at a later time, as soon as the deposit and the tracks are ready.
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