Ali İhsan Uygun, General Manager of TCDD, stated that they are rapidly moving towards becoming a global player with the great changes and transformations they have realized, not only as a spectator in the global race that started in the railway sector in the world.
In cooperation with TCDD and TUBITAK, two national organizations of our country, “Cooperation Development Workshop ğı was held in which new technologies for safe railway management were discussed.
Speaking at the opening of the workshop which started at TÜSSİDE Conference Hall at TÜBİTAK Gebze (Kocaeli) Campus, Ali İhsan Uygun, TCDD General Manager, has stated that there has been a global race in the railway sector in the world in recent years, and since 2003 has been accepted as the priority transportation policy of our sector, Noting that the race was not a spectator, they made rapid progress towards becoming a global player with their investments, great changes and transformations.
TCDD's 162 annual rooted institution, in accordance with its mission in the new period, the formation of domestic and national railway industry in our country and in particular the technological processes must be pioneered Uygun, “For this purpose to bring new technologies to our country to reduce the current deficit to reduce the domestic deficit and we are making great efforts for national production. ”
“Today, the ability to produce and use technology has become the most important element in determining the superiority of countries in their competitiveness with each other. In order to produce technology, it is clear that human resources, financial resources and demand elements must be together at the same time. New technologies are coming to shake the industry in the coming years and disrupt traditional rail transport models. With this in mind, we have to investigate how future landscapes can look and how technology can revolutionize the railway system and work for a safe, secure, comfortable railway. A R & D projects that are important for the nationalization of the sector have been carried out together and they continued to carry on.
In this context,
• National Signaling
• E-1000 Type Electric Locomotive Development
• Composite Brake Shoe Manufacturing
• Traffic Controller Simulator Software and Manufacturing
• Design and manufacture of tare lightened wagon
• National Train Simulator Design and Manufacturing
• Successful completion of Electrification Composite Console and Hoban Insulator Manufacturing projects, Mushroom Hardened Rail Project, E-5000 Electrical Outline Locomotive Design and Prototype Manufacturing and Heavy Diesel Engine Modernization (TLM16V185 type) project studies continued as follows:
“These technologies are aimed to meet TCDD's needs locally and nationally, as well as to generate significant income for our country in the international railway market. With the Workshop we will hold today, we will reveal our new demands as the leading company, the most important service provider and user of the railway sector. Technology development processes will be initiated rapidly in the main topics selected in cooperation with the decisions to be taken in the workshop, and the first outputs will be implemented in the TCDD infrastructure. In the later stages of the process, TCDD will carry out effective works for development and implementation with its own resources so that the projects that will be implemented together can be realized - sustainable and extensible. ”
TCDD General Manager Ali İhsan Uygun added that TUBITAK, the organization with the infrastructure to produce the most important technology in our country, has full belief that they will accomplish great works together with your solution suggestions and wished the workshop to be beneficial on behalf of our country, railway sector and organizations.
President of TÜBİTAK Dr. Hasan MANDAL also spoke at the workshop where national and national railway industry activities will be evaluated within the scope of the national and national production mobilization. In addition to TCDD and TÜBİTAK, officials and experts of organizations affiliated to both institutions are also participating.