Railway inspection technology supplier ENSCO, Inc. announced Feb. 14 that it has created a new subsidiary, ENSCO Tecnologias do Brasil LTDA, that will serve Brazilian and South American railway customers.
According to ENSCO, this subsidiary, which aims to “ensure the safe and efficient operations of railways,” will also have direct access to expertise and test facilities at the U.S. Federal Railroad Administration’s (FRA) Transportation Technology Center (TTC), operated by ENSCO, located in Pueblo, Colo.
The TTC, ENSCO says, offers South American railways “the ability to meet research and testing needs, which may include testing of North American supplied locomotives, alternative energy such as biofuels, battery and hydrogen, and training to conduct workforce development programs for the South American workforce.” Additionally, ENSCO is in partnership with the Brazil-based Ambipar Group, which provides HAZMAT and emergency response training at the TTC through its Ambipar Response Training Center.
ENSCO’s current Brazilian customer base serves major freight and passenger railways, including RUMO, MRS, VALE and SuperVIA, which utilize ENSCO’s automated railway inspection and asset management products and services. “Establishing a local subsidiary demonstrates ENSCO’s commitment to best support this important market, including the Pro Trilhos railway authorization program,” the company said. In September 2022, ENSCO entered into an agreement with VALEC (now Infra S.A.) to provide technologies and expertise in railway infrastructure planning in support of Minfra, ANTT and newly formed railways under Pro Trilhos.
“ENSCO Tecnologias do Brasil LTDA, our newest subsidiary, demonstrates our commitment to provide the best products, services and customer support to growing the Brazilian railway sector and to expanding our presence throughout South America,” stated ENSCO President Jeff Stevens. “During Brazil’s premier railway event, NT Expo, ENSCO Tecnologias do Brasil LTDA will be showcasing advanced technologies and services that will enhance safety, reliability, and efficiency of the region’s rail sector.”
ENSCO Tecnologias do Brasil LTDA will exhibit its capabilities, products and services at the 2023 NT Expo in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Booth E071.