In the land of the Aztecs: TÜV AUSTRIA inspects Bartholet cable car in Mexico
- Infrastructure & Transportation
- Created by Ing. Klaus Klocker, BSc
The request came from the Swiss cable car manufacturer Bartholet (BMF Group) for an aerial tramway in Puebla, the fourth largest city in Mexico. The cableway connects two neighborhoods approximately 660 meters apart, with 35 seats per gondola.
The offer was placed on November 18, with a deadline of December 15. After extensive testing planning in Austria, the final testing of the system in Mexico took place from December 12 to 14. Immediately following completion of the acceptance test for the cable carʼs electric engineering and operation, it was handed over to the client. The official inauguration of the cable car in Puebla followed on January 4.
TÜV AUSTRIA has maintained business relationships with the Swiss cable car manufacturer Bartholet since 2013. Since then, we have been certifying safety components and subsystems in accordance with Cable Car Directive 2000/9/EC. In 2014 and 2015, the cableway experts of TÜV AUSTRIA inspected and approved a fixed 4-seater chairlift and a detachable 6-seater chairlift in Turkey.