This year's International Heavy Haul Association (IHHA) Conference has come and gone, and Simmons is proud to have attended. One of the conference's highlights was the video shown at the opening reception, as it was an accurate and epic representation of what heavy haul railway is all about. You can watch the video here.
The highlight for us? The post-conference technical tour of Fortescue Metals Group's freight wheel shop in Port Hedland, Australia. The shop was designed, manufactured, and installed by Simmons and our partners in the NSH Group, Hegenscheidt-MFD of Erkelenz, Germany, and Andrew Engineering of Melbourne, Australia. The other tour attendees were all quite taken with the level and sophistication of the automation systems in the shop.
Here's to IHHA's 2017 conference in Russia!