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Hyundai Rotem wins $297 million deal in Tanzania

Hyundai Rotem wins $297 million deal in Tanzania
photo: Railway Corporation (TRC) /Railway Corporation (TRC)
13 / 07 / 2021

The Tanzanian Railway Corporation (TRC) has signed a $ 296.9 million (KRW 335.4 billion) contract with South Korean Hyundai Rotem to supply 80 electric trains and 17 electric locomotives by 2024.

The trains will be used on the 546-kilometer Dar es Salaam-Morogoro-Makutupora section, built as part of the first and second phases of Tanzania's normal gauge project. It is planned to be put into operation by the end of 2021.

In June 2021, China Civil Engineering Construction (CCECC) began construction of the 249-kilometer Ithaca-Mwanza section, which will bring a 1435 mm line to Lake Victoria, one of the largest in the world.

A month earlier, Hyundai Rotem, an affiliate of Hyundai Motor Group, which has Hyundai Motor Co. and Kia Corp. under its wing. signed another extremely lucrative contract.

A locomotive and rolling stock unit of South Korea’s Hyundai Motor Group, has won an order worth 119.2 billion won ($98.2 million) from the Korea Rail Network Authority to deliver 40 train cars for Great Train Express Line A.

GTX Line A is one of the three high-speed train lines designed to shorten the time for commuting from the outskirts of the capital area to central Seoul.

With the deal, Hyundai Rotem will be supplying all 160 train cars for the service as it had signed a deal worth 345 billion won in March to deliver 120 train cars for the line.

The second batch of 40 cars will be deployed on an 83.1-kilometer-long route comprised of 10 stations between Unjeong of Paju in northwest Gyeonggi Province and Dongtan, southeast of the province.

Eight train cars make one train, which can carry a total of 1,090 passengers at the maximum speed of 180 kilometers per hour.