SENER will participate in UIC Highspeed 2012, the international event dedicated to high-speed railways that will be held in Philadelphia (USA) on July 10–13, 2012. This conference is sponsored by the International Union of Railways (UIC) and the American Public Transportation Association, with the cooperation of UIC's North American members and the U.S. rail operator Amtrak, together with the American Association of Railroads (AAR), the Federal Rail Administration (FRA) and VIA RailCanada. UIC Highspeed 2012 aims to bring the industry's main stakeholders together to discuss development strategies for high-speed lines in both domestic and international contexts.
SENER engineering and technology group is one of the leading rail transportation engineering firms on an international level. SENER is a pioneer in the conception and design of high-speed lines in Spain, where it has participated in most of the projects currently in operation or under construction. It has also made its presence felt in major international projects for new high-speed lines. To date, SENER has taken part in over 10,361 miles of studies and projects for new high-speed lines, endowing it with a level of experience that few companies around the world can match.
SENER will take part in UIC Highspeed 2012, with a presentation led by its Director of Railways and High Speed Lines, Luis Bazán, on July 11. There, Mr. Bazán will introduce the "High Speed Railway System Implementation Handbook," a document developed at the request of the UIC to define the main guidelines in planning, designing, building and operating new high-speed railway lines.
SENER currently offers integrated railway engineering services that cover the entire project lifecycle: project management, planning and optimization of transportation systems, architecture, infrastructure, equipment and construction management, commissioning and operation consulting, as well as more specific services such as PPP (Public-private-partnership) management, operation and maintenance management (energy efficiency, automation plans), risk management in tunnels, noise and vibrations, safety management, system integration and RAMS (Reliability, availability, maintainability and safety). SENER boasts this broad capacity because it has groups of internal experts in all of the technologies needed to develop a transportation system.
On the exposition floor of the UIC Highspeed 2012 Congress, SENER will display its main projects in the sector, such as the Figueras – Perpignan International High-Speed Line cross-border rail link betweenSpainandFrance. This is an example of integral engineering services in a major railway project where SENER was the Technical Leader and Project Manager for all engineering on the line, up to its commissioning. SENER took part in works on all of the line's technical specialties, from its initial conception to its systems integration, RAMS, commissioning and start-up. Another highlight will be SENER's noteworthy participation in the projects for the high-speed lines currently operating between Madrid and Valencia, and Madrid and Barcelona (both in Spain). The group's other important projects include plans to modernize the principal Polish railway hubs (Lódz, Poznan and Wroclaw).