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IHHA Rio 2023

27 July 2023 | 

We are delighted to announce voestalpine Railway Systems as a Gold Sponsor for IHHA Rio 2023, the 12th International Heavy Haul Association Conference.

Join us in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, from August 27 to 31, 2023, at the Windsor Convention & Expo Centre. This prestigious event is hosted by the International Heavy Haul Association (IHHA), in collaboration with MRS and Vale.

Conference theme: "Application of Heavy Haul Innovations for a Sustainable World"

Don't miss visiting us at booth no. 33, where we will showcase innovative heavy-haul system solutions. It's an excellent opportunity to connect with rail enthusiasts and professionals from across the globe.

Topics & Speakers from voestalpine Railway Systems at IHHA:

  • Date: August 30, 2023 | Time: 12:05 – 12:30 | Session: 3D-Track

    • Speaker: Dipl.-Ing. Rainer Hochfellner – voestalpine Rail Technology GmbH, Austria Topic: Rail Requirements in the Age of Climate Change: Optimizing Core Values for a Sustainable Environment

  • Date: August 31, 2023 | Time: 09:05 – 09:20 | Sustainability, a Key with Several Characteristics

    • Speaker: Dr. Jochen Holzfeind – CTO of voestalpine Railway Systems, Austria

  • Date: August 31, 2023 | Time: 12:05 – 12:30 | Session: 6F-Vehicle Track Systems & Track

    • Speaker: Dipl.-Ing. Uwe Ossberger – voestalpine Railway Systems GmbH, Austria Topic: Modern Heavy Haul Turnouts for Higher Tonnage


The 12th IHHA Conference 2023 offers an extensive program from August 27 to September 01, 2023. It includes a two-day Technical Workshop, three days of conferencing, various social events, and a one-day technical tour.