The American company Harsco Rail has signed a $31-million contract with Saudi Railway Company (SAR) to provide it with a 60-stone rail grinder. Furthermore, and in support of the immediate needs of SAR, Harsco Rail will provide two years of grinding services, beginning this year.
A group of mechanics and operators working in Saudi Arabia will run a 20-stone machine and manage all client requirements as a sign of the company’s commitment to SAR. Harsco Rail will also set up a neighborhood warehouse for supplies and replacement parts for all of its clients in the region.
“This contract demonstrates Saudi Railway Company’s confidence in Harsco Rail as a valued supplier that delivers innovative and sustainable advanced products”
Claus Heuschmid, Harsco Rail’s Chief Operating Officer, said: “Our continued relationship with the Saudi Arabian and Middle Eastern markets is a significant milestone for us. This contract demonstrates Saudi Railway Company’s confidence in Harsco Rail as a valued supplier that delivers innovative and sustainable advanced products. We look forward to a long relationship with SAR, and we are very appreciative of the trust they have placed in us.”
Harsco Rail’s 60-stone grinder, which removes surface defects on rails and re-profiles the railhead on both rails, is one of the most technologically advanced grinders in the world.