China Railway: Growing into the Top 500 in the Leap-forward Development

Over the past 40 years of reform and opening-up, China Railway Engineering Group Limited (China Railway) has, in the spirit of pioneering and enterprising, adhered to independent innovation in the tempering of the market-oriented tide, constantly consolidated its technological foundation, achieved the top 500 in the world, and realized the leap-forward development of Chinese enterprises.
“In more than 60 days, the water inflow from the tunnel was nearly 13 million cubic meters, which exceeded the water inflow from a West Lake.” At the construction site of Xiaoxiangling Tunnel of Chengdu-Kunming Railway Complex Line, Zhang Ruiming, executive deputy director of Chengdu-Kunming Railway Project Department of China Railway Tunnel Bureau, said.
In the expert evaluation, this tunnel is defined as “the tunnel with the largest water inflow in the whole country”, and it is very difficult to construct because of complex geological conditions such as rock burst and karst.
For Zhang Ruiming, such challenges have been accompanied by the pace of builders. During the 40 years of reform and opening-up, the Chinese Railway Man, with the pioneering spirit of opening roads and bridges across hills and rivers, blazed a trail of development with courage and innovation in the tide of market economy.
Li Changjin, secretary and chairman of the Party Committee of China Railway, said that in the past 40 years, China Railway has grasped the opportunity period of national infrastructure construction since the reform and opening-up, participated in market competition in an all-round way, and realized a “triple jump” from passive follow-up to active adaptation to the market, and then to operation and creation of the market.
The first batch of China Industrial Heritage Protection List announced Over the past decade, China Railway has continuously broadened its business scope, entering new markets such as underground comprehensive corridors, sponge cities, monorail construction and old-age real estate development from the traditional railway, highway, bridge and tunnel construction areas, and has achieved in the construction of management elements such as senior qualification, certificate of practice and enterprise performance and reputation. Quite great progress.
In the Taiwan Strait, known as one of the “three major wind vents in the world”, a cross-sea “long dragon” has jumped out of the water and taken shape.
This is the world’s longest railway and highway bridge – Pingtan Strait Bridge. Where it is located, there are strong winds, high waves, deep water, fast current and obvious tides. Over 300 days a year, it is a gale of grade 6 or above. Its wave and current force is more than 10 times that of the Yangtze River and the Inland river. It is called “the forbidden zone for building bridges”.
Zhang Hongxin, executive deputy manager of Pingtan Strait Bridge Project of China Railway Bridge Bureau, said that in view of the complex construction conditions, technicians have carried out the construction technology of offshore construction platform, the construction technology of super-large diameter bored piles under complex sea conditions, and the construction technology of high tower in strong wind environment of the Strait and other technologies.
“This is a world-class project. It shows not only the speed of China, but also the technology of China. Zhang Hongxin said.
In the past 40 years of reform and opening-up, it is through continuous accumulation that China Railway has gradually acquired a large number of core technologies with independent intellectual property rights in the design and manufacture of high-speed railway, plateau railway, heavy-haul railway, long-span bridges, long tunnels, railway turnouts and shield tunnels, etc. It is also in the construction of complete sets of technologies and bridges for high-speed railway. Many fields, such as construction technology, tunnel and underground engineering construction technology, and “four-power” integration technology, are at the advanced level in the world.
In order to promote sustained and long-term innovation, China Railway insists on linking scientific and technological input to the main business income of enterprises at all levels. High-tech enterprises and research-oriented enterprises should include no less than 3% and 5% of their business income in the current year’s budget, requiring enterprises at all levels to increase their scientific and technological input not less than the growth rate of their business income in the previous year, and to incorporate science and technology into their budgets. Investment is included in the performance appraisal index of leaders of secondary enterprises. At the same time, the “China Railway Science and Technology Award Special Fund” has been established with the national and local reward funds, which provides strong support for the development of science and technology research and development.
At the same time of rapid development in China, China Railway is also accelerating the pace of “going out”.
Zhang Zongyan, president of China Railway, said that as one of the earliest “going global” enterprises in China’s railway system, China Railway’s engineering projects have spread over more than 80 countries and regions around the world.
As early as the 1970s, China Railway undertook the construction task of Tanzania-Zambia Railway, the first foreign aid project of New China. Since the reform and opening up, especially in 2001, China formally put forward the strategy of “going out”. China Railway firmly seized the historical opportunity to form a consortium to carry out strong alliance, so as to make the company truly become a transnational enterprise.