Alstom, a global leader in rail transport and sustainable mobility, is proving to be a key supporter and facilitator of Saudi Arabia’s goal to comprehensively enhance the interconnectivity of the Kingdom and the development of major rail and metro projects, in line with its Vision for 2030. Having been an integral part of Saudi Arabia’s history for almost 70 years, Alstom is now proudly playing a pivotal role in shaping the future of transport systems and infrastructure in the Kingdom, by delivering best-in-class mobility solutions and projects.
The National Authority for Tunnels, a governmental authority under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Transport of Egypt, and Siemens Mobility have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) - together with the local companies Orascom Construction S.A.E. and The Arab Contractors (Osman Ahmed Osman & Co.) - to design, install and commission Egypt’s first ever high-speed rail transportation system. Additionally, Siemens Mobility will be providing maintenance services. The agreement comprises a rail system with a network of 1000km, with the first being a 460km high-speed line. The order value of this initial high-speed line is around 3bn$.
As part of the Marigold Infrastructure Partners consortium, Colas (managing partner) and Parsons Inc. have been selected by the City of Edmonton, Alberta (Canada) to design, build and finance the Valley Line West LRT project. The contract value amounts to 1.7 billion Canadian dollars (approximately €1 billion), divided as a 50/50 partnership with Colas as the lead.
Global mobility solution provider Bombardier Transportation announced today that its Chinese joint venture, Bombardier Sifang (Qingdao) Transportation Ltd. (BST), has been awarded a contract from China State Railway Group Co., Ltd. (CHINA RAILWAY) to supply 16 new Chinese standard high-speed train CR400AF cars for China’s evolving high-speed rail network.
Autodesk, Inc. (Nasdaq: ADSK) today announced the majority of ENR-ranked top contractors building critical infrastructure such as highways, piers, airports, railways and tunnels are now using Autodesk Construction Cloud to seamlessly connect teams and data across design, planning, construction and maintenance workflows.
Starting in the first quarter of 2021, Knorr-Bremse, the global market leader for braking systems and other systems for rail and commercial vehicles, will start supplying a new generation of brake pads and discs for Hitachi intercity Class 800/801/802 trains serving UK intercity routes.
Global mobility leader Bombardier Transportation has received an order for three additional BOMBARDIER OMNEO Regio 2N trains from French national rail operator SNCF on behalf of Île-de-France Mobilités.