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Vossloh wins strategic contract for high-speed line in Egypt

Vossloh wins strategic contract for high-speed line in Egypt
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20 / 05 / 2022

Vossloh has secured an economically and strategically important contract to deliver rail fastening systems for a new high-speed line in northern Egypt. 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 scheduled double-track line will be approximately 660 kilometres long. Delivery of the rail fastening systems by Vossloh is scheduled to begin this year, with the completion of the project expected in 2024. The order, with a volume exceeding €40 million, will be carried out by subsidiary Vossloh Fastening Systems GmbH, which is headquartered in Werdohl.

Egypt plans additional massive investments in its rail network over the next few years, including in particular the establishment of a high-speed network which is to be expanded to over 1,800 km in the future.

“The new rail line will be designed for speeds of up to 250 km/h. It will shorten the travel times of millions of people by up to 50 per cent while producing more than 70 per cent fewer carbon emissions than road traffic. We are delighted to make a substantial contribution to this landmark project in this region,” says Jan Furnivall, Executive Board member of Vossloh AG, adding: “Our extensive experience with the equipment of high-speed lines will allow us to create significant value for our customers.”