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Alstom to build two plants for rolling stock and components production in Egypt

14 May 2024
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First Alstom monorail trains for Egypt at the Derby plant
First Alstom monorail trains for Egypt at the Derby plant. Source: Alstom
Krechetov Dmitry, Editorial Contributor
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Yashchenko Olga, Editorial Contributor to International Projects, ROLLINGSTOCK Agency

Egypt: The relevant Memorandum was signed on 1 May by Kamel al-Wazir, Egypt’s Minister of Transport, and Bruno Le Maire, France’s Minister of Economy and Finance.

Earlier in July 2023, Alstom’s proposal to localise manufacturing of rolling stock and components was approved by the Cabinet of Egypt.

The production sites are to be established near Alexandria. One plant will produce trams, metro trains, monorail cars, and other rolling stock types. The other facility will manufacture signalling systems and components. The sites are expected to create 1,200 new local jobs.

A number of large projects are implemented by Alstom in Egypt. In 2022, the French manufacturer was awarded a framework agreement to design, build and maintain Cairo Metro Line 6, as well as to deliver 294 Metropolis cars for this first driverless metro in Africa. Alstom is also supplying 55 trainsets for Cairo Metro Line 1, and is constructing the monorail system with 70 Innovia 300 trains produced at its Derby plant, UK.

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