Recently, Bureau Veritas issued a certificate for CRRC Zhuzhou Electric Locomotive Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as "CRRC Zhuzhou Locomotive") in the TSI certification ceremony for its Macedonian freight electric locomotive export project. This is the first electric locomotive project of CRRC which is issued with European TSI certificate, and also the first AC drive electric locomotive which gets the TSI certificate in China.
Bureau Veritas started to carry out TSI certification for CRRC's Macedonian freight electric locomotives in September 2017 to ensure that the locomotives comply with TSI technical specifications and relevant international standards.
It only took 2 years for Bureau Veritas to overcome the challenges of short design and certification cycle, limited test resources and difficulties encountered during the provision of interchangeability subcomponents by suppliers. Bureau Veritas witnessed and evaluated the tests of locomotives in CRRC Zhuzhou Locomotive Co., Ltd., China Academy of Railway Sciences ring line and Macedonian trunk line, and finally the SB and SD certificates of TSI certification were issued for this type of locomotive in October 2019.
Mr. Chen Xihong, Deputy Chief Engineer of CRRC Zhuzhou Locomotive Co., Ltd., said: "Macedonian freight electric locomotive TSI certificate, is another strong support from Bureau Veritas during the process of our further developing and deepening the 'one belt one road 'market."
Bureau Veritas Technica lSpecification for Interoperability Certification Service
The Technical Specification for Interoperability (TSI) is the European Union's technical regulation on railway products. Its specific implementation mainly follows the directive 2008/57/EC. By unifying relevant technical standards, TSI ensures the interoperability of railway networks among European countries. It is a necessary step for railway products to enter EU member countries and European Free Trade Area market by performing EC conformity certification.
Bureau Veritas is a globally recognized certification body, which complies with the EU directive 2008/57/EC. It satisfies essential requirements for a certification body, inluding reliable tracking records applicable to the evaluation of railway transportation system, reliable tracking records applicable to the audit and thorough knowledge of European legislation.
Bureau Veritas is able to evaluate all types of subsystems and interoperability components, including infrastructure, energy supply, control command and signal, vehicles, people with limited behavior, noise, tunnels, maintenance, etc.