TRANS-MAGHREB RAILWAY LINE
Italferr, as leader of the Grouping formed with the Tunisian company Comete International and the Algerian company Medevco, has received from the Arab Maghreb Union (AMU) the assignment for services related to the Feasibility Study of the rehabilitation and modernisation of the Trans-Maghreb railway line.
The Italian/Tunisian/Algerian grouping was selected through an international tender in which the most important engineering companies active in the Maghreb region participated, confirming its ability to combine international experience in the development of major rail projects, solid knowledge of the local context and the involvement of a team of highly qualified experts.
The project, financed by the African Development Bank (ADB), involves the definition of the actions to be taken for the complete modernisation of the trans-Maghreb railway line between Casablanca-Algiers-Tunis and the identification of the measures necessary to carry out the railway investments identified in the area.
The assignment acquired by Italferr is of significant strategic importance, being aimed at the creation of a railway network for integration and exchanges in the Maghreb area, thus promoting interoperability between the various types of infrastructure, strengthening the connection and standardising its characteristics for operation, with special attention to cross-border issues and socio-economic aspects afferent to the impact on the population concerned. The total duration of the services was 9 months and the work was completed in 2018.
SECTIONS OF INTEREST
Identification of the measures needed to make the identified investments
|Fès (Marocco)-Akid Abbas (Algeria)
|Modernisation of the existing Fez-Oujda line (354 km) in Morocco
|Modernisation of the existing Oujda (Morocco) - Akid Abbas (Algeria) cross-border line (17 km)
|Annaba (Algeria) - Jedeida (Tunisia) cross-border section
|Modernisation of the existing line between Souk Ahras (Algeria) and Jedeida (via Ghardimaou) 245 km long (section not subject to route study)
|Construction of a new line (Speed=220km/h) between El Tarf (Algeria, south of Annaba) - east of Jendouba (Tunisia) 110 km long, in combination with the modernisation of the existing 150 km long Jendouba - Jedeida line in Tunisia
|Construction of a new line (Speed=220km/h) between El Tarf (Algeria, south of Annaba) - Tabarka (Tunisia) 106 km long
|Construction of a new line (Speed=220km/h) between Ain Sebaa - northern area of Béja, 37 km long, in combination with the modernisation of the existing Tabarka - Ain Sebaa section in Tunis.