Structural change with zedas®asset at RWE factory shunting


The coal phase-out as an opportunity for RWE Power AG

RWE Power AG, a leading energy producer in the Rhenish mining area, is facing a major challenge - the coal phase-out.
This structural change directly and indirectly affects around 20,000 employees.

The case study highlights how RWE's main workshop is using this change as an opportunity to ensure sustainable local employment and how our zedas®asset software for rail vehicles supports this.


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RWE Power AG and the growing demand for rail transport

With around 300 km of track and a central location near Cologne, the RWE works railway network offers optimum conditions for sustainable subsequent use. The main workshop is technically highly qualified and positions itself as a leading service provider for railway vehicle maintenance.

The political promotion of rail transport is creating increasing demand for the maintenance of railway vehicles. RWE Power AG has recognised the opportunities through a market analysis and has defined a clear path for market entry. With a multi-year programme, the main workshop is developing into a competence and innovation centre for railway technology.

The lignite phase-out is imminent, but RWE Power AG is actively tackling this change. Through targeted investments in plant technology and expertise, the main workshop is developing into a future-oriented centre of excellence. This case study offers valuable insights into the successful transformation and shows how companies can see structural change as an opportunity.


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With the reorientation towards railway maintenance as an additional business, the use of a system that maps the maintenance processes and compliant documentation also became necessary. zedas®asset is the leading system for rail vehicle maintenance at RWE Power AG and also maps the ECM processes and the necessary documentation for external orders.

Dipl.-Ing. - Dipl.-Wirtsch.-Ing. Thomas Nieß | Head of Rail Track and Rolling Stock Maintenance | RWE Power AG - Customer since 2003

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Thomas Nieß