Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Harsco making tracks in Brazil

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The Harsco Rail unit of Harsco Corp. has received a new ballast tamper order from the Brazilian railway market. Brazilian contractor EGESA Engenharia S.A. will employ the tamper in track construction throughout Brazil, working on behalf of VALEC, Brazil’s federal railway construction agency. The new tamper will be constructed at Harsco Rail’s U.S. production facility. Terms of the order were not disclosed.


Harsco says the laser-guided tamper will be equipped with the company’s Tie Sensor technology, a computer-aided tie indexing system that increases productivity by programming the frequency and placement of the unit’s tamping tools. “When completed and delivered later this year, the new tamper will join a growing Harsco Rail equipment and support presence in Brazil,” the company said.” “Harsco Rail is the largest provider of railway track maintenance of way services and equipment in the U.S. and the second largest in the world, serving customers in virtually every geographic sector. This order marks another step forward in the our strategy for expanding our service and product support within emerging market economies.”

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