Over the last few years the drive towards lower carbon emissions in the production of goods has resulted in increased demand for environmentally-friendly products. To meet this demand, Pandrol has innovated within its range to design products that use less material, whilst delivering equal or better performance and with lower Carbon Dioxide emissions.
Norway has long been an early adopter of Pandrol’s innovative fastenings and its national railway, Bane Nor, first switched to the Fastclip FE from Fastclip FC in 2011/12. The FE fastening system is now used on mixed traffic tracks, from high speed, standard passenger trains right through to heavy haul. Norway has now moved completely to using the FE System, in all its new tracks through a combination of engineering integrity, value for money and its environmental benefits.
Since then, Denmark, via BaneDanmark, adopted the patented FE System for its prestigious new high speed line Copenhagen – Ringsted. This was closely followed by Sweden also adopting the patented FE System which offers the same major benefits as a result of being lighter in weight and enabling a quick and straightforward installation and being environmentally sustainable.
In all three countries, Pandrol has worked very closely with the sleeper makers to bring the product to market.