Heavy Haul of Fame Recipient - 2009
Mr. Geng Zhixiu was elected to the Haul of Fame at the 9th IHHA conference held June 22-24, 2009 in Shanghai, China.
Mr. Geng is the key person for China’s heavy haul technology, the academic pacesetter for railway heavy haul and electrification technologies. He has been directly involved with the Datong-Qinhuangdao coal line since its inception. It opened in 2002 with a design capacity of 100 million tonnes. It has expanded its capacity ever since and reached 340 million tonnes in 2008, the largest traffic volume in the world. Mr. Geng has won numerous Engineering and Achievement awards and is very worthy of being China’s first Haul of Fame recipient.