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New contract awards for Egypt high-speed line

The new rail project will link 60 cities across Egypt. (Image source: Adobe Stock)

NGE, with its subsidiary TSO, has signed a contract to build 330 km of high-speed line in Egypt

After success completing projects around rail infrastructure in the country since its entry in 1981, NGE has once again been awarded a contract that will provide a structure for the development of infrastructure in one of its historical markets. This new rail project in Egypt will link 60 cities across the country, increase freight traffic and ensure approximately 500 million journeys per year.

NGE will provide its expertise, human and material resources to local companies, Orascom and Arab Contractors. NGE’s capacity to implement planning adapted to the client’s objectives, as well as its mastery of all aspects of high-speed project management, enabled it to win this contract. 

“We are proud to make a significant contribution to this project, which will provide nearly 90% of the Egyptian population with access to fast and reliable public transport. It will also make a significant contribution to sustainability by shifting freight traffic to rail and stimulating Egypt’s economic development. Building and renovating infrastructure to serve territories around the world is our primary mission, our raison d’être, and this project fits perfectly with achieving this ambition,” said Orso Vesperini, COO international and major projects at NGE. “This new success is in line with our strategy to double our international business by 2025.”

Works will start in early 2023 and will require the mobilisation of up to 500 people on the site. The latter includes the installation of a total of 330 km of double track and more than 100 turnouts between the cities of Ain Al Sokhna and Borg El Arab, through the October 6 City.

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