Sicut Composite Sleepers have been developed to deliver outstanding value to customers. Not only are they made from some of the most durable materials available, they will not rot, be degraded by moisture, damaged by insects or the chemicals routinely used on an around railway tracks, but they also need substantially less maintenance through life compared to alternative technologies, especially timber. Indeed they are designed to last significantly more than the 50 years used in most life cycle modelling comparisons, without maintenance to the sleepers themselves. A combination of track and laboratory testing of Sicut’s technologies, over more the two decades, has been used to prove the life cycle of its products, increasingly setting it apart from its competition.
Lower cost of products during their service lives is increasingly becoming only part of any value consideration for asset managers, with the end of life and environmental costs playing an increasingly significant part. Sicut’s products not only delivery very long service lives, they have also been developed to be 100% recyclable at the end of life, significantly reducing the risk of liability for asset managers into the future. The term “producer responsibility” is becoming increasing prevalent in discussions around the commercial and environmental costs associated with the management of waste at the end of product life; Sicut takes its producer responsibility seriously by ensuring that none of its products ever need to end up as waste.
Asset management shall be holistic, coordinated, consider the whole life cycle of assets and
deliver optimum whole life value through informed decision making….Transport for London