Alstom has today been awarded a contract worth over $420 million by Burlington Northern & Santa Fe Railway Company (BNSF) for the maintenance of 434 freight locomotives over a 12 year period.
BNSF operates one of the largest railroad networks in North America with 56,000 kilometres of track covering 28 states and two Canadian provinces.
To ensure the highest level of fleet availability and reliability, Alstom will apply Conditioned Based Maintenance, which is based mainly on the performance and reliability analysis of each piece of equipment and each sub-system. According to Alstom, this technique will enable BNSF to achieve substantial savings on its maintenance costs.
This new contract, covering the western two-third of the United States, is said to confirm Alstom’s strategy in transport, which is to rapidly grow its service activities and to strengthen its positions in North America.