Siemens Mobility Signs Historic Contract for Turnkey Rail System in Egypt worth USD 3 bn
660 km of recent , safe, and integrated rail system to link the Red and Mediterranean for people and goods
First ever high-speed and electrified main line in Egypt
Siemens Mobility to supply high-speed and regional trains, locomotives, rail infrastructure and related services
To complete all aspects of the project the consortium will create quite 15,000 local jobs
Siemens Mobility is honored to announce that it’s signed a contract with the National Authority for Tunnels in witness of the Egyptian Prime Minister and Minister of Transport, also because the German Ambassador in Egypt to deliver a comprehensive rail system which will feature the primary ever high-speed, electrified main and freight line which will transform transportation within the Arab Republic of Egypt. along side partners Orascom Construction S.A.E. and therefore the Arab Contractors, Siemens Mobility will provide its comprehensive turnkey services to style , install, commission, and maintain the systems for 15 years. the entire contract value is approximately USD 4.5 billion, of which Siemens Mobility’s share is around USD 3 billion. The overwhelming majority of the order intake is predicted to be booked in 2022 after financial closing. it’s the primary contract to be signed from the MoU prescribed between NAT and Siemens Mobility, Orascom Construction and therefore the Arab Contractors in January 2021.
The contract signed today covers the initial 660 km out of the 1800 km rail network planned. Additionally, it had been agreed to debate and finalize the agreements on the 2 other high-speed railway lines including rail infrastructure and trains, and maintenance within the coming months.
“This high-speed train will strengthen the infrastructure of the areas it passes through and help achieve conurbation , additionally to linking the New Administrative Capital and new cities to the railway network for transporting passengers and goods,” said H.E general officer Kamel El-Wazir, Egyptian Minister of Transport. “The project also will help promote tourism through a quick , modern, and safe means of transportation characterized by the very best levels of efficiency and safety to satisfy the requirements and expectations of all Egyptians across the country which is taken into account a serious leap within the field of rail transport. For its part, Siemens will provide its latest smart technology solutions, along side its continuous support to local skills development.”
“We are proud to support the Egyptian government’s ambition to rework its transport sector by building its first high-speed electrical rail network. This landmark project will create jobs, boost economic process , and improve quality of life for many people, by creating a more efficient, safe and sustainable transport system,” said Roland Busch, President and Chief military officer of Siemens AG. “As a long-standing partner to Egypt, we are committed to providing the foremost advanced technology and to supporting local skills development.”
“We are honored and proud to become Egypt’s partner in constructing a state-of-the art rail system which will transform the everyday travel for many Egyptian people. Our world class trains will provide an enhanced passenger experience, and combined with our digital leadership in rail infrastructure, we’ll deliver a secure , reliable and efficient transportation ,” said Michael Peter, CEO of Siemens Mobility.
In addition to benefiting passenger travel, the primary fully electric mainline rail network in Egypt will create thousands of local jobs and open up huge possibilities for freight transport.”
For this project, Siemens Mobility will deliver its Velaro high-speed trains, Desiro high-capacity regional train sets, and Vectron freight locomotives. a secure and reliable signaling system supported the newest computer-based interlocking technology and European Train system (ETCS) Level 2 are going to be installed, also because the power supply system that delivers efficient and continuous energy. Furthermore, Siemens will provide and integrate the newest communications, safety and security systems which will create a pleasing passenger experience. The trains also as all subsystems are supported the foremost modern and proven products and platforms. Siemens Mobility’s consortium partners will install the tracks, while the customer will build the bridges and facilitate the sub construction.
The 660 km line will connect the port cities of Ain Sokhna on the Red Sea to Marsa Matrouh and Alexandria on the Mediterranean, creating a Suez Canal sort of link on the tracks. The Egyptian government has an ambitious decide to invest heavily during a reliable and sustainable 1800 km state-of-the-art high-speed rail network, which will provide efficient, safe, and affordable transportation for all Egyptians, also as goods across the country. the 2 additional lines will connect the Greater Cairo region from 6th October City along the Nile with Aswan, and Luxor via Hurghada to Safaga. the whole network will re-establish Egypt as a regional leader for transportation. it’ll impact different economic sectors, empowering both smaller and midsized businesses, and can provide an overall boost to the economy.
High impact on society, environment and economy
Already the primary line are going to be very beneficial for Egypt’s society and environment. The consortium will directly create quite 15,000 jobs in Egypt, with a further 3,800 at Egyptian suppliers and indirectly through the broader Egyptian economy. it’s anticipated that a lot of more jobs are going to be created as soon because the other lines are ready for implementation. additionally to jobs, the project also will contribute to a big local, technical training and qualification program that Siemens Mobility intends to support, which can provide the needed skill development to enrich the project.
The fully electrified system will reduce primary energy usage and overall pollution by cutting carbon emissions by 70%, as compared to the present emissions from car and bus transportation, thereby increasing the standard of life and protecting the environment for Egyptians. The rail system are going to be supported state-of-the-art technology, proven products, and European standards. The signaling system to be supplied complies with highest safety requirements. Additionally, extensive testing and commissioning and native training will make sure the safety of passengers and staff.