How many companies can claim they have a railway of their own, complete with a fleet of rolling stock? Vattenfall Europe Mining, part of the large Vattenfall Electricity Group, can. The company is the proud owner of a 380km-long rail network, which was built to transport lignite to its power plants. To monitor their rail transport activities, the company relies on a Barco overview video wall.
Ulrich Platta, head engineer, is extremely satisfied with the video wall. He commented: “Our operators’ responsibility is huge. They have to monitor countless trains, 20 signal boxes, 340 sets of points and over 700 light signals and be able to react instantly if something unexpected happens. A clear, real-time overview is, therefore, indispensable. In 1996, we did a pioneering investment in a reliable Barco wall that has supported us for many years. The new Barco wall is a more than worthy successor!”