SENER participates in UNE's Hyperloop Technology Standardization Committee28/07/2021
The Spanish Association for Standardization (UNE) has pioneered the promotion of the world's first Hyperloop Standardization Committee, which was approved by European countries in 2020 and began operations in October through the CEN-CENELEC/JTC 20 "Hyperloop Systems" Committee by the European standardization organizations CEN and CENELEC.
SENER is part of this Committee as a member within the working groups of Transport Services, System Aspects and General Requirements, offering its extensive experience in the field of rail transport, and high-speed transport in particular.
This European committee is chaired by the Spaniard Jaime Tamarit, a rail expert who contributed to the interoperability of European railways through the implementation of ERTMS. Jorge Iglesias, Director of the Rail Interoperability Laboratory of the Center for Public Works Studies and Experimentation (CEDEX), reporting to the Spanish Ministry of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda (MITMA), has been appointed Chairman of the UNE National Standardization Committee CTN 326 Hyperloop, which will represent Spanish industry in Brussels. This committee already features more than 20 organizations, including SENER, as well as Spanish technological platforms and industrial associations such as SEOPAN, MAFEX and the Spanish Construction Platform.
Hyperloop technology promotes a new transport method that is committed to achieving speeds exceeding regional aircraft with high energy efficiency and zero direct emissions. This technology has involved numerous Spanish companies, institutions, research centers and universities, such as CIEMAT and the UPM (Polytechnic University of Madrid).
In line with its strategic commitment to innovation and technological development, and continuing its successful participation in the MEXLOOP project, winner of the Hyperloop One Global Challenge, SENER continues to contribute to the development of the hyperloop system, which has great potential to become a disruptive element in the future of long-distance transport. To this end, the company contributes its knowledge and experience in different fields that converge in this new technology, such as railways, airports and energy, proving once again the value generated from SENER's transversality and multidisciplinarity.