Vossloh, a provider of products and services related to rail infrastructure, has secured a contract to deliver rail fastening systems for a new high-speed line in northern Egypt.
Delivery of the rail fastening systems by Vossloh is scheduled to begin this year, with completion of the project expected in the course of 2024. The order, with a volume exceeding €40 million, will be carried out by subsidiary Vossloh Fastening Systems GmbH, which is headquartered in Werdohl.
As commissioned by the end customer, state owned company National Authority for Tunnels (NAT), the coastal city of El Alamein will be connected to the city of Ain Sokhna, which is located on the Suez Canal. A high-speed line is also planned between El Alamein and Mersa Matruh, which means that the planned double track line will be approximately 660km long.
Egypt plans additional massive investments in its rail network over the next few years, including the establishment of a high-speed network which is to be expanded to over 1,800km in the future.
“The new rail line will be designed for speeds of up to 250km/h. It will shorten the travel times of millions of people by up to 50% while producing more than 70% fewer carbon emissions than road traffic. We are delighted to be able to make a substantial contribution to this landmark project in this region,” says Jan Furnivall, executive board member of Vossloh AG. “Our extensive experience with the equipment of high-speed lines will allow us to create significant value for our customers.”
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