IZBAN Izmir Train Maintenance Plant

Project Introduction

The IZBAN Izmir Train Maintenance Plant is a maintenance plant in Izmir for the commuter train of the city. This workshop includes all the necessary material and equipment to do maintenance tasks of the cars from A to Z, including all heavy maintenance operations. The realization of this project took place between February 2010 and April 2013, with an initial budget of 15.000.000,00 €. It is the first turnkey project with a lot of different machines (22 different for a total of 35 machines) from suppliers all around the world that we worked on. We took part of the project design as a consultancy company, and also participated in the civil work of the project.

Building Civil Works

For the IZBAN Izmir Train Maintenance Plant, a part of our contract included the design and to build the Automatic Train External Body Washing Plant Maintenance Facility. Our project part also comprises some civil works inside the main building. This civil work part was realized by our civil work partner company Arma Grup İnşaat Sanayi ve Ticaret Ltd.Şti.

Equipment Foundations

For the IZBAN Izmir Train Maintenance Plant, a part of our contract included the civil work of the foundations of the workshop equipment we delivered. The foundation of a machine is the most important part of an equipment’s installation. If the foundations are not correctly made (dimensions, straightness, etc…), during the operation of an equipment, important issues can occur. That’s why we are always involved at the minimum as consultant on the foundations for our machines.

Maintenance Facilities Equipment

The Maintenance Facilities Equipment are technological advanced maintenance systems working with a full train length which usually require their own building/area to work in optimal conditions. This project included 3 of them: Automatic Train External Body Washing Plant (alone building), Automatic Train Dynamic Inspection Station (outdoor system), and CNC Tandem Under-Floor Wheel Lathe (main building).

Lifting & Rotating Machinery

The Lifting & Rotating Machinery is the most important part of this project in number of equipment. 12 machines were part of this workshop equipment category: 2 Underfloor Full Train Lifting Systems, 1 Lifting Jacks Full Train Lifting System with its supports, 3 Bogie Turntable, 4 Bogie Frame Lifting & Rotating Systems, and 2 Retractable Bogie Lifting Tracks.

Bogies Test Machines

The Bogie Test Machine is the heavy maintenance part of the IZBAN Izmir Train Maintenance Plant project. After being removed from the cars of the train, the bogies have to be washed, controlled and assembled/disassembled with those machines. 3 machines were part of this workshop equipment category: 1 Bogie Load Test Stand, 1 Bogie Washing Machine, and 1 Wheelset Assembly Press Machine.

Other Systems

A few Testing Equipment & Benches as well as many Other Systems were also included in the IZBAN Izmir Train Maintenance Plant project. Those systems in total of 13 pieces were as follow: 1 Spring Test Bench, 1 Damper Test Bench, 2 Mobile Roof Working Platforms, 1 Retractable Catenary System Track, 2 Overhead Cranes, and 6 Monorail Cranes.

Workshop Railway Vehicles

The IZBAN Izmir Train Maintenance Plant project also included a few Workshop Railway Vehicles. 4 systems were part of this category: 1 Rail/Road Shunter, 1 Railway Emergency Vehicle furnished with 1 Re-railing Equipment Set (to be used in case of Emergency or Accident in the depot or on tracks), and 1 Electrical Forklift.