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Silvio Konrad and Mike Walter visit CRRC ZELC

Meeting with CRRC ZELC management (from left): Wei Tang, Director of Intellectual Property & Standardisation department of CRRC ZELC, Mike Walter, Executive Vice President Rail OBS, TÜV NORD Systems, Jianguo Suo, Chief Engineer of CRRC ZELC, Silvio Konrad, General Manager of TÜV NORD Systems and Eileen Yuan, General Manager of TÜV NORD China Rail OBS.

 

In June, Silvio Konrad, General Manager of TÜV NORD Systems, and Mike Walter, Executive Vice President of the Rail OBS and Chinese colleagues from the Rail OBS visited CRRC Zhuzhou Locomotive (CRRC ZELC).

The Rail OBS in China won the contract for the Independent Safety Assessment (ISA) for Shanghai Metro line no.18 in May 2018. Shanghai Metro line no.18 is going to be using an autonomous driving system. This project will be the first autonomous driving system ISA project for TÜV NORD Rail OBS. The kick-off meeting was joined by Mr Konrad and Mr Walter. Gene Wang, project manager from the Rail OBS in China, introduced the inspection work plan and the team members from TÜV NORD. Mike Walter: “Autonomous driving systems are the new trend in urban transit development. TÜV NORD will set up a strong team from Germany and China to ensure the smooth implementation of the project. TÜV NORD is also willing to support the development of urban rail transit in China with our depth of professional knowledge.”

Shanghai Metro line no.18 ISA kick-off Meeting.

After the kick-off meeting, Silvio Konrad and Mike Walter visited Suo Jianguo, Chief Engineer of CRRC ZELC, and his colleagues from the department of Intellectual Property & Standardisation. On the basis of so many successful projects in the past four years, both parties are eager to establish a strategic cooperation partnership to explore the development of advanced railway technologies and standards and the development and use of advanced German technology in the railway industry.  

Visit to the CRRC technology and culture exhibition centre.

When talking about the strategic cooperation with CRRC ZELC, Silvio Konrad pointed out: “Two years ago, I attended the TÜV NORD and CRRC Memorandum of Understanding signing ceremony during InnoTrans. Given all the effort made by our railway staff, I’m so glad to have been able to watch the development of our business in the railway industry over the past two years. During this visit to CRRC, I’ve seen how big the Chinese market is and witnessed the expertise of our strategic partner, CRRC. I have confidence in the continued growth and long term development of the railway business.

Silvio Konrad experiences a CRRC electric locomotive through a VR system.

At the end of the visit, Silvio Konrad and Mike Walter were invited to visit the CRRC technology and culture exhibition centre.