Saitec Australia Rails

From the outset, SAITEC has strived to provide comprehensive Rail Transport Engineering Services. As a consequence, the firm has become one of the leading companies in this field. SAITEC covers all the links in the engineering value chain - from planning to design, construction, operation and maintenance.
Its scope of action includes all types of rail networks and nodes, both of passengers and freight:

  • High-speed rail network : SAITEC holds a prominent position in the development of the Spanish High-Speed Rail Network. It is a benchmark worldwide and a model to pursue in other countries, as a consequence of its important growth in recent years.

SAITEC takes part both in the design (proposal outline, concept, scheme and detailed design ) and project management for many sections in the following lines:

    • Madrid-Barcelona-French border
    • Madrid-Levante
    • Valladolid-Burgos-Vitoria
    • Vitoria-Bilbao-San Sebastian (Basque Y-shaped Rail Network)
    • Palencia-Santander
    • León-Asturias
    • Atlantic Axis
    • Zaragoza-Huesca
    • Cantabrian-Mediterranean Corridor
    • North-Northwest Corridor
    • Costa del Sol Corridor
    • Sevilla-Cádiz
    • Sevilla-Huelva
    • Córdoba-Málaga
    • Bobadilla-Granada
  • Intercity transport: conventional network: SAITEC provides rail engineering services for intercity transport networks. Its clients are Spanish public railway infrastructure managers, as well as construction companies, joint ventures and concessionaires.

The most relevant past and present projects have addressed the following lines:

    • Madrid-Barcelona (ADIF)
    • Barcelona-Portbou (ADIF)
    • Zaragoza-Huesca (ADIF)
    • Huesca-Canfranc (ADIF)
    • Zaragoza-Alsasua (ADIF)
    • Madrid-Hendaya (ADIF)
    • Ferrol-Bilbao (FEVE)
    • Bilbao-La Robla (FEVE)
    • Bilbao-San Sebastián (ETS)
    • Amorebieta-Bermeo (ETS)
  • Metropolitan transport (commuter rail, metro, light railway and tram): Since the rail network has a high passenger transport capacity in large cities, it is a system in line with the principles subscribed by SAITEC of efficiency and sustainability. The company has gained specialised experience in comprehensive engineering for metropolitan transport networks, as a consequence of the need for integration of specialities such as underground works, architecture and railway functionality.

Some outstanding participation is listed next:

    • Bilbao Metro
    • Barcelona Metro
    • San Sebastián Metro
    • Gijón Metro
    • Bilbao Commuter Rail
    • Barcelona Commuter Rail
    • Málaga Commuter Rail
    • Bilbao Tram
  • Stations and interchanges: SAITEC has developed many railway station projects all over Spain. Its departments include functional design, architectural design, urban development and installations.

Some of the most important stations and interchanges the company has taken part in during the design or construction phase are:

    • Bilbao Metro: Ansio, Sarriko, Ariz, Larrabasterra and 26 others..
    • Barcelona Metro: Fontana, Lesseps, Penitents, Vall d'Hebron, Montbau, Montigalá, Lloreda-Sant Crist, Bufalá, Badalona.
    • Gijón Metro-train: Plaza de Europa.
    • San Sebastian Metro: Altza, Pasaia.
    • Bilbao Commuter Rail: San Mames (Intermodal), Bidebieta-Basauri and Santurtzi.
    • Barcelona Commuter Rail: Montcada, Mollet, Montmeló, La Garriga and 12 others.
    • FEVE: La Carrera, Pola de Siero, Los Corros, Lieres, Rianes, El Remedio, Llames, Nava (Asturias), Güeñes, Lambarri, Artxube, Herrera, Ibarra, Sodupe (Vizcaya).
    • ETS: Eibar, Azitain, Toletxegain, Usurbil, Lasarte, Añorga, Lekunbiz, Anoeta (Guipúzcoa), Casco Viejo, Sondika, Derio, Lezunbiz, Zamudio, Lezama, Usánsolo, Bedia, Lemoa, Durango, Traña, Itxasbegi-Busturia, Bermeo (Vizcaya).
    • High Speed: Elche, Airport-El Altet, San Isidro (Alicante), La Palma del Condado (Huelva), Frómista, Piña de Campos (Palencia).
    • Gran Canaria Rail: Meloneras.
  • Freight transport network: Due to its contribution to sustainability and environmental conservation, the railway stands as one of the main alternatives for the future when building a new and more efficient freight transport system.

In this sense, from the outset, SAITEC has been involved in all the stages (planning, design, construction and operation) of projects for freight transport infrastructures: classification stations, container terminals, intermodal stations, dry ports and port rail networks.
Some of the most important projects in which the company has taken part include the Jerez de La Frontera and Bilbao Port freight stations, the multimodal trade platforms of Huesca and Teruel, and the rail networks of Ferrol-San Cibrao and Marin ports.

  • Electric power, signalling, safety and telecommunications systems: SAITEC relies on a highly qualified technical team dealing with the design of systems for rail networks. It is a department inside the company specialising in the following:
    • Power supply installations.
    • Rail signalling (ERTMS, CBTC, ATP/ATO, classic signalling)
    • Fixed and mobile rail communications.
    • Ticket validating and vending systems.
    • Control centres.
    • Associated electromechanical systems (electrical systems, ventilation, heating/air conditioning, fire protection systems, detection systems, etc.).

The department's work covers all the rail transport systems mentioned in the sections above.

Rail Transport
SAITEC plays a key role in the development of rail transport systems, covering all transport types - High speed rail, intercity passenger and freight rail, metropolitan rail and trams.
The fields of expertise addressed include the following:

  • Train protection and warning systems: ERTMS, ATP-ATO, CBTC, etc.
  • Electrification systems: flexible catenary system, rigid catenary system, catenary-free systems.
  • Traction power substations: DC, AC, ancillary autotransformer stations.
  • Ticket sale and cancellation systems: vending, access control, TSC, etc.
  • Telecommunications networks and systems: Data transmission systems, private networks, radio communications, public information systems, security systems, etc.
  • Control centres and centralised control stations..
  • Remote control of facilities: fixed equipment, energy, traffic.
  • Electrical and mechanical systems in stations and tunnels: Power (electrical installations, TS, MVL), ventilation, heating/air conditioning, fire protection, pumping, powered access equipment, anti-intruder systems, detection systems, etc.
  • Safety management: RAMs, safety cases, etc.

The most relevant past and present railway projects are:

  • High-Speed Rail: Madrid-Barcelona-France border, Atlantic Rail Axis, Zaragoza-Huesca, Leon-Asturias and a further 11 railway lines.
  • Intercity passenger and freight rail: Bilbao-San Sebastian (ETS), Huesca-Canfranc (ADIF), Ferrol-Bilbao (FEVE) and a further 10 railway lines.
  • Metropolitan Rail and Trams: Bilbao Metro, Barcelona Metro, Gijon Metro, Bilbao Tram and a further 12 railway lines.
  • Stations and interchanges: Bilbao Metro, commuter rail, ADIF with a total of more than 100 stations.
  • Tunnels: Barcelona Metro, San Sebastian Metro, HSR tunnels at Pajares with a total of more than 50 tunnels.