Information published on 1 October 2020 in the UIC electronic newsletter "UIC eNews" Nr eNews.

Austria: Concrete parts for windmills on the rails

Precast concrete parts transported by the Rail Cargo Group for the Max Bögl Group are helping expand the wind farm in Pannonia-Gols and increase its green electricity output threefold.

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The first Rail Cargo Group transport began on 18 September to equip the windfarm in Pannonia-Gols with 23 new wind turbine towers. The necessary precast concrete parts from the Max Bögl Group are being transported in block trains, each with 21 wagons, from Neumarkt and Neumünster to Parndorf. The first train set off from Neumarkt an der Oberpfalz and arrived on schedule at the destination station in Parndorf. Here, the concrete parts were transshipped and brought straight to the Gols wind farm, where they were put in place and constructed by the company Max Bögl.

One block train a week is due to start running from Neumarkt to Parndorf; a total of 23 have been scheduled. An additional three to four block trains are planned for the start-up phase from Neumünster in Schleswig-Holstein. The entire journey for both stretches Neumarkt–Parndorf (538 kilometres) and Neumünster–Parndorf (1,246 kilometres) will be carried out using RCG‘s own in-house traction.

Expanding green electricity production in Pannonia-Gols

With sustainable rail transport, the Rail Cargo Group and the Max Bögl Group are facilitating the maintenance and expansion of green electricity production generated by wind energy. The new wind turbine towers replace 25 windmills that have already been dismantled and increase the Burgenland wind farm’s output threefold. This expansion will provide electricity for 90,000 households from summer 2021.

Über Max Bögl

The Max Bögl Group is one of the biggest building, technology and service provider companies in the German construction industry. With its focus on innovation, research and engineering, the company specialises in precast concrete construction, innovative products, technologies and construction methods. With its own steelworks, prefabrication plant, modernised fleets of vehicles and equipment as well as its own raw materials and building materials, Max Bögl places major emphasis on reducing its carbon footprint when it comes to manufacturing and sustainable rail transport.

(Source: Rail Cargo Group)