Friday, February 12, 2010

WMATA taps Harsco rail unit for $6 million order

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Harsco Corp. Friday said its Harsco Rail unit has been awarded a new $6 million order from the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority for production of Utility Track Vehicle (UTV) prime movers.

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Deliveries will begin next January and continue into the second quarter of 2011. The all-purpose UTVs will be used to power work trains for a broad range of railway maintenance-of-way requirements, including snow removal, repair and replacement of rail, and the supply of power for hydraulic and pneumatic tools.

The units will be built at Harsco Rail's modern railway track maintenance engineering and production facilities in Columbia, S.C.