Rail

Since establishing its rail division in 2011, the company has signed six big rail contracts, and subsequently delivered rail projects to manufacturers, including Alstom and Downer EDI.

In early 2014, a second contract was signed with Alstom to provide a ceiling made from composite materials for French operator SNCF’s 3UFC train.

One of PCT’s earliest projects involved the delivery of one of the first composite-based aerodynamic nose cones for German carrier Deutsche Bahn’s ICE train. Then in 2012, the company was selected by Downer EDI to produce low-weight but high-resistance front-end modules for Queensland Rail’s Sunlander 14 tilting train.

PCT worked with Downer EDI to design and engineer a pre-preg laminate for the front-end parts, using carbon and glass fibres combined with a toughened epoxy resin system.