Alstom awarded Cairo metro contracts
Alstom awarded two contracts worth a total of over 55 million euros
Levallois-Perret, France – Egypt’s National Authority for Tunnels (NAT) has announced the award of 2 packages to two consortia in which Alstom is a member as part of its complete tender for Cairo’s metro system:
- The “signalling and telecommunications” package: to the Alstom (leader)/Alcatel/Orascom consortium, for an amount equivalent to 29.8 million euros, of which 17.6 million is Alstom’s share;
- The “electromechanical equipment” package: to the Spie (leader)/Alstom/Thalès/Orascom consortium, for an amount equivalent to 115 million euros, of which 38 million is Alstom’s share.
These awards relate to phase 1 (4.3km) of metro line 3, which, starting in 2022, will link the district of Embaba to the city’s airport. Once completed, the line will be 33km long.
Alstom previously supplied the both signalling and electromechanical equipment for lines 1 and 2 of Cairo’s metro system. This most recent order strengthens Alstom’s position in Egypt, at a time when the country has committed itself to a vast range of rail transport projects.
In fulfilling this contract, Alstom will draw on its expertise in the area of metro systems. One in four metros presently in operation in the world is an Alstom metro. Among other major projects currently underway, Alstom Transport has, since 1998, built and equipped Singapore’s metro system – the most extensive, completely automatic metro in the world; and since 2003, Lausanne’s metro system in Switzerland. In China, Alstom Transport is upgrading the signalling on Beijing’s line 2 metro system, to be ready in time for the Olympic Games in 2008.