International Heavy Haul STS Conference 2019

‘Heavy Haul 4.0 – Achieving Breakthrough Performance Levels’

Technologies are transforming heavy haul
maintenance and operations.
Can new possibilities and innovations
be inspired from the Industry 4.0 concept?

Official programme

Welcome note from our chairmen

The International Heavy Haul Association (IHHA), in partnership with Bane NOR and Trafikverket, will be hosting its International Heavy Haul Association STS Conference, on the 10th – 14th June 2019, in Narvik, Norway.

The conference will include presentations of technical papers on research and development areas such as Rolling Stock, Railway Infrastructure and Operations; a technical Workshop, to be held 2 days prior to the conference, where international railway technical experts will present selected topics within the Infrastructure and Rolling Stock fields; Technical Tours for delegates involving site visits to LKAB’s shipping facility  in Narvik  and Bane NOR’s Heavy Haul line between Narvik and the Swedish border;  and Social Tours for delegates and partners to visit tourist attractions in Narvik and the surrounding area.

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Brian Monakali
Chairman IHHA
General Manager: Capital Planning
Transnet Freight Rail, South Africa
Thor Braekkan
Vice Chairman IHHA
General Manager: Infrastructure North Region
Bane NOR, Norway
Bane NOR
Plasser & Theurer
Transport Advancement
Railway PRO
Railway Gazette
International Railway Journal

Become an official partner!

We would like to invite your organisation to consider partnering with IHHA and NHHA for the International Heavy Haul Association STS Conference 2019 by coming on board as a sponsor.

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Host city

Narvik, Norway

Narvik is situated between steep mountains and narrow fjords. With amazing Arctic nature as a back drop, the town offers a broad spectrum of activities and experiences both summer and winter.

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