Madrid, 15 June 2021.- The technology company ARQUIMEA, through its business unit Industrial Services that merges its capabilities for engineering and constructions of railway infrastructures, has completed the electrification works of the Templin highway in Germany in conjunction with Siemens Mobility within the framework of the eHighway project.
eHighway is a pioneering project that seeks to make road transport of goods more sustainable through the electrification of highways and hybrid trucks. This innovative solution for sustainable road freight transport combines the efficiency of railways with the versatility of lorries. The result is an efficient, economical and environmentally friendly alternative by reducing energy consumption and emissions.
eHighway technology allows the batteries of hybrid lorries to be charged while on the road thanks to the catenary system installed on the highways. This solution allows reducing emissions and the time that heavy vehicles need to recharge their batteries.
The electrification of the road is done by installing an overhead power cable system, similar to the one used in railways, that allows the batteries of hybrid lorries to be charged while on the road through the pantograph installed in the upper part of the cab.
ARQUIMEA, after merging the capabilities of its company América Instalaciones into its Industrial Services business unit, has been responsible for undertaking the electrification works of the road thanks to its experience in similar railway electrification projects on other highways in German.
Gerrit Stumpe, eHighway Business Developer at Siemens Mobility Rail Infrastructure Electrification, explains the cooperation with ARQUIMEA: ‘We at Siemens Mobility have been working closely on three eHighway projects developed in Germany. The team has displayed its competence in overhead power cables and reliability in fulfilling key benchmarks even in challenging or adverse conditions. We therefore look forward to collaborating again on future eHighway projects’.
Adrián Jornet, General Manager of the Industrial Services business unit at ARQUIMEA emphasises that ‘we bring our experience, capabilities and knowledge in electrical systems to the eHighway project, a key aspect in the development of the electric motorway. We are proud to be part of a project that promotes sustainable mobility and seeks to protect the environment’.
ARQUIMEA merges under its Industrial Services business unit the capabilities, technologies and experience provided by América Instalaciones company, which joined the technology company in 2020.
This project is a further step towards sustainable freight transport mobility.