Cegelec: 2 Contracts electrification Moroccan railway
Paris, France – Cegelec, an international integrated group providing technological services to private companies and public authorit ies, has signed two new “turnkey” contracts with the National Office of Morocco Railways (ONCF) for a global amount of 20 million euros as part of the project for the electrification of the railway network linking the cent re and the north of Morocco.
The first contract concerns the const ruction of five electrical substations for the Msaada/ Ksar El Kebir section and the Sidi Hayia/ Mechraa Belksiri link. It has been signed today by Charles Carlier, Senior Vice President of Cegelec and Mohamed Rabie Khlie, General Manager of the ONCF, on the fringe of the meeting between the French and Moroccan Prime Ministers today in Paris, in the presence of several other ministers and businessmen from both count ries.
Cegelec has also concluded a second contract with regard to the electrification of some 150km of catenaries of the same two lines.
Cegelec is currently completing two other major projects for the ONCF, one of them concerning the laying of a second track between Fez and Meknes, and the other concerning a line between Jorf Lasfar and Nouaceur.
In addition to their own know- how acquired from many years working in this field, its Moroccan teams will be able to call upon the special skills of the Cegelec Group as far as transport infrastructures are concerned. These skills are grouped together in the form of a specialised ent ity, Cegelec Transport, which carries out its activities everywhere in the world.
Key facts about Cegelec Morocco
Cegelec Morocco, the biggest subsidiary of the Group outside of Europe, has been lending its support to the country’s economic development since 1946 and works in partnership with many Offices and instructing parties. With a staff of more than 2,200 people, it carries out its activities notably in the fields of production, transport and the distribut ion of electrical energy (power stations, very high voltage lines and stations as well as rural electrification programme); industrial installations (electricity, automation and instrumentation); service sector installations (elect ricity, air- conditioning, heating, ventilation); pumping stations and remote management of drinking water supply and waste water treatment networks; fixedline and mobile telecommunications; industrial and service sector multi- services maintenance. More information can be found on www.maroc.cegelec.com.
Key facts about Cegelec Transport
Cegelec Transport designs complete service offers including engineering and the creat ion and maintenance of urban and rail transportation infrastructures in Europe and throughout the world. It has developed innovative solutions notably with regard to power supplies, signalling and peripheral equipment (safety, aeration of metro tunnels, etc). Cegelec Transport is also a major supplier of traction equipment and services for renovating tramways, as well as for new rolling stock material. Actively involved in the creation of the metro and tramway infrastructures of 17 French towns, Cegelec Transport is a renowned internat ional key player in works completed or in progress within Europe (Budapest, Prague, Rotterdam, Turin, etc) and around the world (Singapore, Korea, Istanbul, Cairo, Mexico, etc). More informat ion can be found on www.transport.cegelec.com.