Italferr is back in Egypt with two new job orders

With the awarding of the two contracts the Company strengthens its relationship with the Egyptian National Railways.

The contract as entitled below was signed in the presence of the Managing Director of ENR (Egyptian National Railways) and the Market Development and Foreign Affairs Manager of Italferr: “Work Supervision for Modernization of Signalling Systems on the Benha / Zagazig / El-Ismalia / Port Said and Zagazig / Abu-Kebir Corridors”. 

In view of all that Italferr accomplished as regards modernisation design works on the signalling system on the Benha / Zagazig / El-Ismalia / Port Said e Zagazig / Abu-Kebir sections,the Client decided to appoint it to carry out work management on signalling system installations as well.

Activities are due to commence in September 2016. The job is due to last for 48 months.

Moreover, in February 2016 alongside RFI and Italcertifer, Italferr began developing activities for the project Migration to ETCS level 1 – on board and track side – on Alexandria – Cairo – Asyut main corridor”.  

The Egyptian National Railways's contract was awarded as part of an international tender procedure launched in July 2014 and in which internationally prominent engineering companies, to name but a few Systra, Egis, Ineco and Transurb Technirail took part.

The job is due to last for 27 months. 

The activities underway relate to: definition of a migration strategy of the current ATC system and the ETCS system level 1; a preliminary cost estimate; groundwork for functional specifications and preliminary train and track migration planning; drawing up the required changes for the Operational Rule Book of the Egyptian Railways for interaction  between the ATC system and ETCS level 1; drawing up technical specifications and tender documentation for migration; providing the Egyptian Railways with back-up during the tender procedures.