Friday, August 27, 2010

Mitsubishi Corporation, Kinki Sharyo and Toshiba Receive Rolling Stock Order For Cairo Metro

Mitsubishi Corporation, together with The Kinki Sharyo Co., Ltd. and Toshiba Corporation, has contracted with The National Authority for Tunnels, Ministry of Transport (NAT) to supply 88 cars (11 train sets) for the Cairo Metro. These cars will be delivered from 2012 to 2013 under two separate contracts.

On August 17th, a contract signing ceremony was held in Cairo, attended by His Excellency Dr. Ahmet Mahmoud Mohamed Nazif, the Prime Minister of the Arab Republic of Egypt, His Excellency Eng. Alaa Fahmy, Minister of Transport, Her Excellency Dr. Fayza Aboulnaga, Minister of International Cooperation and distinguished guests.

The contracts cover seven train sets (56 cars) for Cairo Metro Line 3 Phase 2 which is under construction by NAT, and an additional four train sets (32 cars) for Line 2 which is currently operational. The order for the additional 11 train sets (88 cars) follows an order for seven sets (56 cars) for Line 3 Phase 1 in November 2007.

The contractual scheme has Mitsubishi Corporation acting as main contractor, with Kinki Sharyo in charge of manufacturing car body and bogies, and Toshiba supplying electrical equipment. The assembly work for Line 3 Phase 2 will be carried out by an Egyptian rolling stock manufacturer.

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