Rail Track Works
Steconfer with its resources, experience and know how, has developed very significant expertise and experience in:
- New Construction
- Renovation and rehabilitation
- In any of the aforementioned areas we operate in all types of railway (Light Rail Train, Subway and Railway) and in different conditions (Plain Line Track, Stations, Bridges and Viaducts, etc.)
Steconfer's participation is showcased in the following achievements:
- The expansion of lines for Lisbon Subway
- The extension of Oporto Light Rail
- Luas Light Rail extension in Dublin
- Railway Infrastructure Works for ADIF and AVE in Spain
- Railway Infrastructure Works for EFE in Chile
- Railway Infrastructure Works for VALE in Mozambique
- Phase 1 of Kaohsiung Light Rail Train for CAF in Taiwan
- Msheireb Downtown Doha Tramway for TIG/m in Qatar
From a technological standpoint, the most notable evolution is in the area of lightweight trams, where large international manufacturers propose different systems and compete amongst themselves – obliging Steconfer to adapt to and connect systems that are markedly different, compared to the company core business from 1997 to 2009.
Signaling and Catenary
Steconfer work is directed to the most competent and experienced contractors in the construction and rail industry. A company invested in a complex and safety-critical business as rail industry signalling systems and catenary.
From new works infrastructure to track renewals, more and more organizations are turning to Steconfer when quality and delivery time are the key words to accomplish their projects.
We place great emphasis on providing our clients with solutions rather than obstacles and have built our reputation on being a "can-do" company.
At Steconfer we believe it takes more than know-how and a broad capability. Commitment, integrity, professionalism, and innovation are all also vital factors in the emergence of Steconfer as a player on the railway scene.
Our qualified and industry-recognized team is proficient in installing, testing, commissioning and maintaining systems across all signalling and catenary technologies. No matter how challenging your project – no matter how big or small your needs and budget, we have everything it takes to make things happen.
All this with minimum fuss...
Dynamic Railway Scales
Steconfer performs the installation, maintenance services and technical support of dynamic railway scales.
Trapper railway scales are designed for the commercial weighing of trains. Weighing system is suitable both for wagon by wagon or while wagons are stationary. Weighing system is also suitable for dynamic liquid/cargo carriage weighing. Trapper railway scales include several features to improve safety, such as excess load, bogie load and side load alarms.
The standard of accuracy conforms to strict international OIML regulations.
Related to railway infrastructure there are some activities that Steconfer works in as a niche market.
One of these activities is the slope adjacent to the railway, where a protection net needs to be applied to contain the rocks and prevent them falling onto the railway track. Most of the time these locations are very difficult to access, sometimes only by the railway itself. It´s specialized work, that requires special measures of safety and needs to be carried out by qualified workers.
Acoustic Barriers Installation
Other niche market where Steconfer operates is acoustic barrier installation.
This is a very important issue, because the acoustic barriers serve to minimize the effects of the noise produced by the trains on adjacent populations.
Clearing Vegetation and Weed Control
In order to respond to customer requests, particularly the railway infrastructure owners, Steconfer was certified to perform clearing and applying herbicides (plant protection products) in the track sides.
Steconfer has an official “Authorization to carry out terrestrial application of plant protection products” (nº 59-AT) from the “Food and Veterinary Directorate General”.
According to this authorization, Steconfer is qualified to carry out works specifically for this activity.