Harsco has secured new orders in its Harsco Rail track maintenance group, including four equipment orders from China. Terms of the orders were not disclosed.
The orders expand Harsco Rail’s presence in China, with the production of 20-stone rail grinders from four separate metro rail systems, each in the process of expanding its service network with additional rail lines and track infrastructure. The units will be used to contour and smooth rail surfaces to increase train speeds, enhance fuel efficiency and support safety.
Deliveries of the units, all planned as part of 2013 production, are scheduled for the second half of this year.
Harsco Rail has also secured a new services order for a two-year track renewal project in North America. The project, which starts in March and continues into mid-2014, will involve the upgrade of nearly 20 miles of track and the replacement of more than 45,000 ties, working on weekends to minimize disruption to heavily used mainlines.