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Alstom has announced that it has successfully supplied, tested, and put into operation its power supply system and signalling system “Smartlock 400 GP” on the Mallawi section of the line between Beni Suef and Asyut.
The inauguration ceremony was attended by Eng. Shaban Mahmoud, Upper Egypt Zone Manager at Egyptian National Railways, Eng. Mohamed Fawzy, Operations Manager at ENR Eng. Mostafa Shahin; General Director of Projects and Strategic Department at ENR; Eng. Hussain Rashidy Head of Signaling System at ENR; Eng. Mohamed Magdy BSA Executive Project Manager at ENR, Mr. Luca Pastorino Alstom Egypt BSA Project Director.
Despite the coronavirus pandemic that lead to disruption of activities, Alstom remained committed to the project.
The Mallawi section is the fifth section of the Beni Suef-Asyut line to enter into commercial service with Alstom’s signalling system.
“Our Egyptian team of experts namely in the fields of installation, construction and commissioning, succeeded to deliver this new section despite a challenging operational context. We are proud with this new demonstration of the sense of responsibility of our teams. Our mission is to always meet our customers’ and stakeholders’ expectations” said Mohamed Khalil, Managing Director Alstom Egypt.
In 2015, Alstom was awarded a contract by Egyptian National Railways (ENR) to supply signalling equipment for the Beni Suef-Asyut line in Egypt.
This article first appeared on www.railadvent.co.uk
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