NGE’s rail expertise subsidiary, TSO, will be in charge of laying 330 km of track in Egypt, beating its own record set in France in 2017 with the laying of 320 km on the South East Atlantic line
This rail project in Egypt will connect 60 cities across the country, increase freight traffic and provide approximately 500 million trips annually. NGE will provide its expertise and human and material resources to local companies Orascom and Arab Contractors. “Work will begin in early 2023 and will require the mobilization of 500 people on the site. The latter includes the installation of a total of 330 km of double track and more than 100 turnouts between the cities of Ain Al Sokhna and Borg El Arab, passing through the city of October 6,” according to a press release from the group. The project will also significantly contribute to sustainability by shifting freight traffic to rail and boosting Egypt’s economic development.
“We are proud to make a significant contribution to this project, which will provide nearly 90% of Egypt’s population with access to fast and reliable public transport. Building and renovating infrastructure to serve territories around the world is our primary mission, our raison d’être, and this project fits perfectly with the realization of that ambition,” said Orso Vesperini, COO International and Major Projects at NGE in the press release.
NGE has been present in Egypt since 1981 and has completed several rail projects, such as lines 1 & 3 of the Cairo metro, the renewal of tracks on the Banha-Port Said regional line and more recently with the delivery of the LRT 10th of Ramadan, a new regional train line linking Cairo to the new Egyptian capital.