Alstom Signs Ferromex Locomotive Maintenance Contract

Written by Carolina Worrell, Senior Editor
Preventive and corrective maintenance on locomotives of the Ferromex fleet. (Alstom)

Preventive and corrective maintenance on locomotives of the Ferromex fleet. (Alstom)

Alstom announced on Sept. 22 that it has signed a contract renewal to “carry out preventive and corrective maintenance” on 186 locomotives of the Ferrocarril Mexicano (Ferromex) fleet for a period of five years, starting immediately.

Alstom‘s commercial relationship with Ferromex began in 2004 and has allowed for “a synergy in favor of rail mobility in Mexico,” the company says. According to Alstom, this service contract, implementing remote monitoring, “consists of performing preventive and corrective maintenance on the locomotives, applying condition-based maintenance technologies, and performing predictive maintenance through vibration analysis and oil chemical analysis.”

Alstom Mexico General Director Maite Ramos Gómez

“The renewed confidence in Alstom with this additional maintenance contract reaffirms Alstom’s commitment to assisting Ferromex in the optimization of their operations with increased fleet reliability and availability for a more efficient and sustainable transportation network,” said Maite Ramos Gómez, General Director at Alstom Mexico.

Ferromex operates the largest rail network in Mexico with 10,000 km of track, which covers the country’s main industrial and consumer areas, and connects with the rest of the world through eight ports and six border crossings.

“Collaborating hand-in-hand with business partners, such as Ferromex reinforces our work philosophy based on quality, which helps us to support the force that moves Mexico in transportation and sustainability,” concluded Gómez.

Maintenance work will be carried out at the Ferromex centers located in Torreón, Chihuahua and Guadalajara.

In January 2017, Alstom was awarded a contract by Ferromex to provide maintenance for 219 freight locomotives for a five-year period.

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