Maintenance vehicles ordered for Gotthard Base Tunnel

Harsco has been awarded a $100 million contract to buildĀ  fleet of maintenance vehicles from Swiss rail operator SBB for use in the Gotthard and Ceneri Base Tunnel.

Due for delivery in 2015, Harsco has said it is to supply a ‘combination of specialty vehicles’ and Utility Track Vehicles (UTVs).

Announcing the contract award, Harsco president and chief executive Patrick Decker said: “This contract is a major strategic win that goes beyond simply the dollar size of the order.

“Not only does it energize the growth of our European Rail business model and support our future objectives, it speaks also to our capacity for technical innovation and responsiveness to stringent customer specifications.”