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European Railway Electromagnetic Compatibility

Objective

The current authorisation process for placing into service rail vehicles according to Technical Specifications for Interoperability and national safety rules is a very long and costly process. The Technical Specifications for Interoperability (TSI) provide common regulations for the placing in service of rail vehicle, when such common understanding and harmonized rules exist. This is not the case for Electromagnetic Compatibility between rail vehicle and installed track circuits, which represents one of the major cost drivers in the authorisation process. Indeed each country has developed its own requirements and assessment process – in many cases on an empirical basis and/or not even written down.
The EUREMCO objective is to harmonise and reduce the certification process of rail vehicle against Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC). The main concept of the project is to specify the conditions for cross-accepted certification all around Europe, through sound scientific methodologies allowing for the identification of the “transfer functions” to be applied to results obtained on different test tracks in different countries, for the same power supply system. For this purpose, a common understanding of transients – very short and very high interference currents –and a harmonized test procedure will be also developed. By addressing also non electrified lines, the EUREMCO project will cover the whole European railway network.
By closing the corresponding “open points” in the TSIs, the EUREMCO project will lead to a time and cost reduction of the certification process of rail vehicle against Electromagnetic Compatibility issues, which correspond to an estimated saving of €60m for the next 15 years.

Call for proposal

FP7-SST-2011-RTD-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

UNION DES INDUSTRIES FERROVIAIRES EUROPEENNES - UNIFE
Address
Avenue Louise 221
1050 Bruxelles
Belgium
Activity type
Other
EU contribution
€ 216 140
Administrative Contact
Stefanos Gogos (Mr.)

Participants (18)

ALSTOM TRANSPORT SA
France
EU contribution
€ 177 736
Address
48 Rue Albert Dhalenne
93400 Saint Ouen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
François Maumy (Mr.)
SNCF MOBILITES
France
EU contribution
€ 291 081
Address
9 Rue Jean-philippe Rameau
93200 St Denis
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Kamel Oudjebarrah (Mr.)
Bombardier Transport France

Participation ended

France
Address
Place Des Ateliers 1
Crespin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Christian Dubé (Mr.)
SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
Germany
EU contribution
€ 217 702
Address
Werner-von-siemens-str. 1
80333 Munchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Bernhard Hemmer (Mr.)
DEUTSCHE BAHN AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 162 000
Address
Potsdamer Platz 2
10785 Berlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Andrea Schaer (Ms.)
PRORAIL BV

Participation ended

Netherlands
Address
Moreelsepark 3
3511 EP Utrecht
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Roelf Koerts (Mr.)
UNION INTERNATIONALE DES CHEMINS DE FER
France
EU contribution
€ 36 000
Address
Rue Jean Rey 16
75015 Paris
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Aline Wego (Ms.)
INSTYTUT KOLEJNICTWA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 46 275
Address
Chlopickiego 50
04 275 Warszawa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Witold Olpinski (Mr.)
NETWORK RAIL INFRASTRUCTURE LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 34 054,80
Address
1 Eversholt Street
NW1 2DN London
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Maya Petkova (Mrs.)
OBB-Infrastruktur AG
Austria
EU contribution
€ 109 500
Address
Praterstern 3
1020 Wien
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Gerhard Haipl (Mr.)
VYZKUMNY USTAV ZELEZNICNI, AS
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 113 411
Address
Novodvorska 1698
14201 Praha Branik
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Miroslava švábová (Ms.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI GENOVA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 138 776,40
Address
Via Balbi 5
16126 Genova
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Isa Traverso (Ms.)
Ecole Superieure D'Eiectricite
France
EU contribution
€ 82 987
Address
Rue Joliot Curie - Plateau De Moulon 3
91192 Gif Sur Yvette Cedex
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jean-Claude Vannier (Prof.)
TRENITALIA SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 58 377,60
Address
Piazza Della Croce Rossa 1
00161 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Francesco Romano (Mr.)
EMKAMATIK GMBH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 121 948
Address
Rebbergstrasse 20A
5430 Wettingen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Markus Meyer (Dr.)
INFRABEL SA
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 68 414,80
Address
Marcel Broodthaersplein 2
1060 Bruxelles
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Marc Smeets (Mr.)
RINA CONSULTING SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 91 675
Address
Via Cecchi 6
16129 Genova
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Elisabetta Noce (Ms.)
BOMBARDIER TRANSPORTATION UK LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 178 750,40
Address
Litchurch Lane
DE24 8AD Derby
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Richard French (Mr.)