Rail & Naval

RAIL & NAVAL

The rail industry is carbon-free and environmentally responsible. Growing urbanization and the connectivity of European transportation networks are also spurring the construction of a slew of new rail projects. We aim to assist operators, builders, and equipment makers in the sector with the development of innovative products for both urban (tram, metro) and intercity (high-speed) transportation.

MARKET TRENDS

The urban population of the globe is rapidly increasing. As a result, public transportation investments are rapidly expanding in order to provide faster and more reliable intra-agglomeration and intercity transportation alternatives.

Challenges:

  • Existing lines' capacity should be increased (CBTC, automated underground lines, etc.)
  • Improve global industrial competitiveness
  • Diversify the product offering and tailor it to local markets (e.g. high speed in China)

The integration of digital technology in the rail industry will allow for the management of increasingly complicated traffic flows, the interoperability of various transportation modes (smartcity), and an increase in passenger safety and comfort. Simultaneously, developments in predictive maintenance will increase equipment availability while lowering maintenance costs.

Challenges:

  • Connect digital and IT capabilities (Big Data, Cloud, Cybersecurity, etc.) to the rail industry's unique characteristics and laws.
  • Ensure the security of key data and systems, as well as increase the amount of data that can be processed.
  • Integrate new modes of transportation (electric bus, car sharing, etc.)

Massive urbanization, the necessity for interoperability across European nations in order to respond to the opening of competition, and the electrification of train lines for carbon-free transportation all necessitate massive expenditures in rail infrastructure restoration and construction.

Challenges:

  • Ensure that safety requirements are becoming more strict (SIL4)
  • assisting in the modernization of the train network (ERTMS)
  • Expect technical obsolescence (for example, GSM-R vs. LTE/5G).

The shipbuilding industrial sector is bolstering the development of new solutions (e.g. artificial intelligence, cyber security, etc.) and digital manufacturing solutions in both maritime transport and military marine (e.g. Industry 4.0, augmented reality, etc.). A ship's time to market (design and construction) will be significantly decreased. The ship of the future will be considerably more linked and automated, with higher operating capabilities (e.g. autonomy). It will also have a higher availability rate as a result of predictive maintenance, on-board 3D printing of replacement parts, and quicker modernization procedures.

Challenges:

  • Integrate Industry 4.0 to discover a new approach to arrange production methods (collaborative PLM software platform, automation, monitoring interface, AR/VR...)
  • Master digital skills (Big Data, Cybersecurity, AI, Internet of Things, etc.).
  • Play around with it.
  • Experiment with disruptive solutions and new services (such as a chatbot or a self-driving ship).

OUR COMPETENCES

Engineering Development
Project Management
Quality Management
Technical Documentation

OUR CLIENTS

Rail Industry
Rail Transport
Naval Industry