Rigas Satiksme


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Rigas Satiksme is a Riga municipal limited liability company founded on February 20, 2003.
The company provides public transport services in Riga, offers various types of transport for rent, as well as operates Riga municipal parking lots.
In January 2005, following the merger of four Riga municipal companies “Rīgas satiksme” became one of the largest municipal companies of Riga city. At present it employs almost 4500 people.
The income of “Rīgas satiksme” consists of the company’s own income from the services provided and the municipal subsidy for the public transport service.
“Rīgas satiksme” provides the following services: tram service (224 trams, 9 tram routes); trolleybus service (267 trolleybuses, 19 trolleybus routes); bus service (432 buses, 53 bus routes); parking services (4860 parking lots).
Starting from May 1, 2009, only electronic payments are accepted in Riga public transport.
The company has implemented and maintains an integrated management system, which fully meets the requirements of ISO 9001:2008 and OHSAS 18001:2007 standards and should be evaluated as efficient.


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The business segment Hydrogen Solutions is responsible for products and system solutions on the basis of electrolysis for hydrogen and oxygen production. The business comprises development, consulting, planning, engineering, project handling, commercialization, production and delivery, installation, commissioning, renovation, service and logistics. Our solutions cover the main use cases Mobility (e.g. hydrogen for fuel cell vehicles), Industry (e.g. industrial use of hydrogen) and Energy (e.g. usage as power to gas, balancing power and energy storage).


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Stuttgart has been e-mobile since the launch of its tramway in 1895. For years, SSB has promoted sustainable transportation concepts and worked towards a sustainable vehicle fleet. Today, there are electrically powered buses and cars with this low-emission technology in daily use. SSB attaches particular importance to the qualification of all of its employees when new types of vehicles are being introduced, and to the integration of these modern vehicles into existing maintenance processes. Another step towards the emission-reducing operation of buses is the usage of hybrid buses employing fuel cell technology, starting from the fourth quarter 2013.
Using local public transport means ecological transport and saving energy – this is what SSB stands for. With its commitment to electric mobility SSB has once again demonstrated its ecological and innovative strategy.


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Vattenfall Europe Innovation GmbH(following Vattenfall Innovation) is part of the Business Development activities within the Business Unit Renewables in Vattenfall Continental (which in turn is 100% state owned by the Swedish state) and located in Hamburg, Germany which currently 10 employees. Vattenfall Innovation’s mission is to identify, develop and develop business opportunities for renewable generation and its integration.
Vattenfall Innovation is engaged in projects such as e-mobility charging infrastructure, storage applications with batteries and hydrogen, as well as in smart grid and demand response activities. During our involvement in e-mobility activities and the hydrogen stations Hummelsbüttel (Hy:fleet:CUTE) and HafenCity (German NIP program) Vattenfall Innovation gathered valuable insights in operation of charging respectively fuelling unfrastructure and generation of hydrogen on-site in the very city centre of Hamburg under daily and line operation requirements set by the public transport company in Hamburg “HOCHBAHN”. The use of electrolysers is tested to integrate renewables into the chaning energy system and to offer large scale energy storage means.

VIP Potsdam

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Verkehrsbetrieb Potsdam GmbH (ViP)
Verkehrsbetrieb Potsdam GmbH (ViP) is the public transport operator of the capital city of the German federal state of Brandenburg. Potsdam counts more than 160.000 inhabitants and is still growing. More than 180.000 citizens are expected until 2025. Because of the striking distance to Berlin thousands of people are commuting between the cities in both directions.
ViP is running 7 tram and 23 bus routes with a fleet of 53 trams and 54 busses (Volvo, EvoBus, 100% low floor). Since the 1990s the bus fleet was renewed step by step.
Within a total route length of about 389 km (79,8 km are tram routes) ViP is serving 625 stops. The tram network is fitted with a regular gauge infrastructure (1.435 mm) and a total length of 29,8 km double track.
Today more than 30 million passengers per year are using the busses and trams in Potsdam.
ViP is 100 % owned by the City of Potsdam.

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The Wuppertaler Stadtwerke (WSW), located in North Rhine Westphalia (Germany) was founded in 1948 from the merger of Wuppertaler Bahnen AG and Städtische Werke Wuppertal. WSW developed from a traditional public utility company into a customer-orientated provider of energy, drinking water, all-round energy services and mobility solution and is responsible for the operation and development of the municipal drainage system. With 3.320 employees the WSW is one of the major employers in Wuppertal.

A subsidiary, the AWG (Abfallwirtschaftsgesellschaft Wuppertal), is responsible for solid waste management and recycleable materials. The AWG operates a waste incineration plant in Wuppertal.

The WSW mobil GmbH owns and operates two bus depots for around 290 buses which service 66 bus routes. With the Schwebebahn (overhead railway) it provides another opportunity for individual mobility. Therefore, one of the WSW’s predominant and vital concerns is the safe and environmental friendly transport of around 88 million passengers per year in order to take on a responsibility for its customers as well as for environmental and climate protection.