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Plasser & Theurer en résumé

Depuis 70 ans, Plasser & Theurer est le leadeur technologique mondial des machines de construction de voie. La grande quantité d’innovations développées dans de nombreux domaines différents contribuent à assurer cette position pour l'avenir proche. Dans le même temps, cette entreprise familiale autrichienne œuvre actuellement intensément à l’extension de son Service Après-Vente afin de proposer ses prestations en tant que premier interlocuteur pour un suivi sur toute leur durée de vie des machines de construction de voies ferrées.

  • Créée en 1953
  • Env. 2 200 employés en Autriche
  • Env. 6 000 employés en Autriche et dans les 22 entreprises partenaires internationales
  • Gamme de produits : machines et ensembles de machines pour la pose, le renouvellement et la maintenance de la voie et des caténaires
  • Livraison de plus de 17 700 machines de grand gabarit dans 110 pays
  • Taux d'exportation 93 %

Informations complémentaires

HVO100 – alternative fuel for the yellow fleet

By using the HVO100 biofuel (hydrogenated vegetable oil), Plasser & Theurer offers another alternative for reducing CO2 emissions of track construction and maintenance machines. This ecofriendly initiative underlines the company’s commitment to sustainable technologies and significant emission reductions in the railway construction industry.

HVO100 is a synthetic fuel produced through the hydrogenation of vegetable oils. With similar properties to conventional diesel, HVO100 offers a decisive advantage: its production is virtually climate neutral and based on renewable raw materials. Using plant and animal residues ensures that there is no competition with food production. Compared to diesel, this saves 70% to 90% of global CO2 emissions. Additionally, it considerably reduces local emissions, such as fine dust, hydrocarbons, carbon monoxide, and nitrogen oxides.

All new machines are now HVO-compatible

All new Plasser & Theurer machines are now approved for operation with HVO100 in accordance with EN 15940, regardless of the machine category. This transition allows us to achieve significantly reduced emissions without additional training or changes in machine operation.

Biofuel – bridging technology and all-season solution

HVO100 biofuel serves as a bridging technology, especially in scenarios where emission-free E³ machines are not yet a viable option. Another advantage of HVO100 is that it can be used all year round without changeover, unlike winter and summer diesel. In addition, there is no risk of diesel bug infestation during long-term storage.

HVO100 compatibility proven in field test

The results of the field tests carried out in cooperation with DB Netze speak for themselves. The use of HVO100 on a GAF 746.0 track motor vehicle had no negative impact on the machine components or the overall system. Fuel consumption, engine behaviour, and machine operation were equivalent to the diesel-fuelled counterpart to a large extent. Existing machines can be tested for HVO compatibility. Please contact Plasser & Theurer’s customer service at if you are interested in this topic.

Compliant with EU directives and ecofriendly

Compliance with EU directives, including the Clean Vehicle Directive and the Renewable Energy Directive (RED II/III), as well as the ban on palm oil from RED II/III onwards, confirm the ecofriendliness of HVO100 in accordance with EN 15940.