Long-distance traffic

Electrification of the railway network for a green future

Sustainable and innovative solutions for long-distance rail traffic: Catenary masts, lines and conductor rails are in the best hands with us.

Rail traffic in Europe is on the increase and rising higher and higher as even more traffic will be shifted to railways. In addition to technical innovations, this will require an expansion of existing infrastructure. Railway technology is a market for the future and EQOS Energie will be there just as we have been providing safe rail connections for over 20 years. Our core expertise in long-distance transport lies in the planning and construction of infrastructure and catenary systems. With well thought-out planning, reliable installation as well as mast foundation and positioning and the subsequent maintenance of your installations, we ensure that there is as much movement as possible on every line. We point to our patents and our own products, which confirm our considerable expertise.

Maximum effort with the shortest possible blocking times and intelligent process control create optimal results and ensure a high level of satisfaction among our customers. A comprehensive array of ultra-modern, high-performance equipment, sophisticated installation techniques and a tool and IT landscape specially tailored to catenary networks all serve to round out the range of services offered by EQOS Energie and enable individual solutions customised for your needs. We can deliver individual services or take on complete commissions, always performed with the highest demands on occupational safety and quality.

Your benefits in long-distance traffic with us:

State-of-the-art machinery

Future-oriented know-how
based on our own patents

Precise deployments based on a highly trained expert team

All services
available from
a single source

Highest standards for health, safety, quality and environment

Professional experts on all levels of executionStrong performance for foundations and mast positioningWe perform your measurement workCatenary components from our own workshopOur patents

Professional experts on all levels of execution

Professional experts on all levels of execution

One of our core competencies in railway technology is the installation of catenary systems. Based on our extensive expertise, we can support you in terms of both technology and business aspects: Whether detailed planning and project engineering, the revision of existing documents, special component fabrications or the installation of the catenary line systems as well as commissioning and documentation – we would be happy to assist you.
Using special 3D project planning software, we are able to conduct extensive and fully detailed planning. This software also helps with the work preparation as well as the handling of the planning for existing catenary systems. For overhead line installations in your long-distance project, we use special rail and road-rail vehicles in order to make project execution quick and efficient. In doing so, we install catenary lines that enable travel speeds of up to 250 km/h. The fact that we have just put into operation one of the largest road-rail vehicle worldwide to date shows just how cutting-edge our equipment is.

To maintain long-distance traffic, continuous maintenance is essential. Therefore, we perform maintenance for you to ensure your operational capability. The monitoring of systems is just as much a part of our range of services as repairs in the event a system malfunctions.

In addition, we are pre-qualified by Austria’s largest railroad infrastructure company, ÖBB, for the assembly of all catenary line types, for foundation and mast construction work and for the manufacture and supply of catenary system components.

EQOS foundations

Strong performance for foundations and mast positioning

We complete your commissions with the highest precision. That is why we rely on the use of special tools during any required foundation and mast positioning work: Driven pile foundation systems will be specifically geared to meet your requirements, as will be the mast positioning vehicle. We also use multi-flexible catenary installation vehicles that can adapt to all local conditions. Our well-equipped machine park supplies the basis for good and diligent work in foundations, mast deliveries and mast positioning. In addition, we also take care of the removal of old catenary line masts for you, if needed.

EQOS railway measurements

We perform your measurement work

In the area of measurements, EQOS Energie offers you everything you need to complete a project in railway technology. We use a catenary wire position measuring system with a specially developed measurements trolley, which also offers the option of video recordings. This enables us to make a complete inventory of the catenary systems including measurement logs which we subsequently use to create a catenary inventory plan. This gives you the optimal basis for your conversion measures. We can also measure and record the existing grounding systems and perform special cable measurements upon request.

EQOS catenary components

Catenary components from our own workshop

Our highly trained team can also cater to your customised solution. Thanks to our own workshop, we manufacture and supply catenary components based entirely on your requirements.
Our team offers the following options:

  • Component production
  • Mast and special mast deliveries
  • Development of catenary line components
    New developments for complex applications such as telescoping lights or special masts

Product sales

Our own EN-1090-certified production processes also enable us to offer catenary components for sale, independent of our own projects. We also offer production of individual components.

EN-1090-Certificate

ISO-3834-Certificate

EQOS Patents

Patents and products from our own resources

We strive to optimise our workflows in order to be able to best respond to your individual requirements. That’s why our team never stops working to advance our own developments so that we are always ready to serve you. Some of our innovations that have already been patented:

The TELLEUT telescoping light

With the patented TELLEUT telescoping light, light fixtures on overhead line masts can now be lowered to a height that enables the staff to work on it safely and without risk. Another benefit: Its use reduces maintenance and servicing cost since no assembly vehicle or other lifting equipment is necessary.

Measurements trolley for measuring catenary systems

Our patented track guidance compensates for common tolerances in wheel flanges and rail positions and allows exact measurements. Equipped with a pantograph, an ultrasonic measuring system and a camera system, the measurements trolley enables non-contact measurements of the catenary wire position even when the catenary line is active – so there is no longer an absolute need to disconnect the catenary line. The result of the measurement run is a complete record of the catenary system, which meets all requirements for the approval of a newly constructed or rebuilt system, or this record can serve as the basis for planning work on an existing system.

Special mast for high static demands

When high static demands coincide with very tight space conditions, the special mast developed by EQOS Energie is used. An ancillary benefit of its narrow design is the reduced visual obstruction of operational equipment such as signals. One typical use for our special masts, due to very close track spacing, is in shunting areas at railway stations.

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