Back-up batteries for Serbian track signaling

Colas Rail has contracted Saft to supply nearly 800 batteries to provide backup power for track signaling, safety and communications equipment on a 58 km rail section in Serbia, infroms Railway Supply magazine with reference to the Railway Gazette.

Back-up batteries for Serbian track signaling

The manufacturer claims that the SBLE units and KPL nickel batteries are designed to withstand extreme temperatures and require little maintenance. Service life – up to 20 years or more.

The project is part of the EU program to increase the speed of passenger and freight traffic on the international railway corridor No. 10, connecting settlements between the Rhine and Danube rivers.

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According to Saft, deliveries will be made through Goltech doo Belgrade, a local partner for industrial projects. The batteries are manufactured in Europe at its factories in Oskarshamn in Sweden and Raskovice in the Czech Republic.

The batteries, which will be installed in the second quarter of 2021, will provide redundancy for 7 signaling and control systems, 6 telecommunications systems and 27 unoccupied track detectors.

Saft is a subsidiary of the international oil and gas company Total.

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