Company Transagent presented the REEWA wagon prototype after two-and-a-half-year long development project.
The presentation was held on the Zagreb Main Station, Croatia in presence of fifty representatives from the railway, intermodal and wagon production industries.
The project of electrification of railway wagons series for container transport (REEWA) aims to provide electrical supply to reefer-containers which are transported by train between destinations. Since there is no possibility for connection of electric consumers on railway wagons at the moment, this technical solution overcomes the existing limitation.
Electricity is taken over from motor vehicles – locomotives and distributed on wagons through railway bus.
REEWA is characterized by its capability of connection of reefer containers or electrical heated tank containers to electrical system of the train through power converter on the wagon itself which makes this solution unique in the railway world.