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Alstom, DB Cargo Belgium and DB Cargo Netherlands sign a maintenance contract for 60 locomotives

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  • This contract shows the customer’s confidence in our services capacities in the Benelux region

  • The contract benefits from the Alstom footprint in Rotterdam and Bruges, and Healthhub condition-based maintenance services

22 August 2022 – Alstom, global leader in smart and sustainable mobility, has signed a contract with DB Cargo Belgium and DB Cargo Netherlands to provide full-service maintenance for the fleet of 60 DE-6400 locomotives operating in Belgium and the Netherlands. 

Under the terms of the contract, Alstom will be responsible for delivering the preventive and corrective maintenance for a first term of 3 years with an option of 2 additional years. This agreement confirms the long-standing and trusted relationship between DB Cargo Netherlands and Alstom (and former Shunter) in Rotterdam over the last 18 years.

“We are very pleased and honoured to be awarded the extension of the maintenance partnership with DB Cargo Netherlands and DB Cargo Belgium. This new contract is a confirmation of the confidence DB Cargo has in our capacities to meet their needs by serving a high level of service in order to have a fully operational locomotives fleet,” says Frank Strik, Managing Director Services Benelux.

"This new contract is a confirmation of the confidence DB Cargo has in our capacities to meet their needs by serving a high level of service in order to have a fully operational locomotives fleet."

Frank Strik
Managing Director Services Benelux

The DE-6400 locomotive fleet plays a key role in DB Cargo’s operations in the Netherlands and Belgium, in particular for that part of the rail network where catenary is missing, such as at shunting yards, terminals and rail connections.

This contract with Alstom allows DB Cargo to continue to offer the high level of fleet reliability to its customers. The maintenance of the Belgian fleet can also be executed in Alstom’s Bruges facilities to maintain the fleet geographically close to the DB Cargo operation.

The digital services are integrated with the use of Healthhub, an innovative tool for predictive maintenance. This innovative approach of maintenance monitors the state of assets through various date capture solutions, for the more critical parts of the locomotives. This is particularly suitable for larger and dispersed fleets.

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year-relationship between between DB Cargo Netherlands and Alstom in Rotterdam
vehicles currently receive maintenance services in the Benelux region

Alstom has a long-standing track record of providing maintenance services in the Benelux region, to over 200 vehicles today, including multiple fleets of locomotives as well as the tram fleet in Utrecht. Its comprehensive services portfolio also includes modernisation, parts, repairs, overhauls and digital and support services as the remote monitoring of a growing number of customers’ fleets.

Alstom is growing its activities in the Benelux region, and as a result the company is looking for about 60 additional talents for its projects with expertise such as mechanics, engineering, software, project management and more. Discover job opportunities at Alstom:

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