Sunday, April 21, 2024

British Steel wins rail contract for high-speed line in Egypt

British Steel has won a multi-million-pound contract to supply rail from its Scunthorpe plant for a landmark new route in North Africa.

The order involves 9,500 tonnes of track for Egypt’s 660km Green Line railway, the country’s first fully electrified mainline and freight network, stretching from the Red Sea to the Mediterranean, which will carry trains at speeds of up to 155mph

British Steel Commercial Manager Export – Rail, Jérôme Bonef, said: “British Steel is excited to be involved in such a transformational project for Egypt, which will bring significant improvements to the transport network.”

The line promises to revolutionise Egypt’s transport system, with the construction of a high-speed network reducing primary energy usage and overall air pollution.

Shipments of rail will be sent from British Steel to Alexandria this month and in June, and will be used to extend the line from Alexandria via El Alamein to the Mediterranean coast in the north-west and eastwards to the Gulf of Suez and the Red Sea.

The project is being managed by Orascom Construction and Arab Contractors Joint Venture with the design, construction, commissioning, and operation of the line handled by the National Authority for Tunnels for Egypt.

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