Ansaldo STS wins 120-mln-euro signalling contract in Morocco

Moroccan national railway office ONCF on Thursday contracted a consortium made up of Ansaldo STS and French company Cofely Ineo to design and deliver a center for signalling, telecommunications and traffic control on the country’s first high-speed rail line, which will link Tangiers and Kenitra. The 120-million-euro contract for the 183-km line along the Adriatic coast was signed in the presence of Moroccan King Mohammed VI and French President Francois Hollande, who arrived in the North African country yesterday. Within the frame of the contract, Ansaldo STS, the leader of the consortium and reference company for the railway signalling and automations, based on its excellence in the French High Speed domain, will cover all of the phases of the signalling implementation from design to integration and commissioning.

Ansaldo STS will provide the telecommunication equipment, next generation interlocking, track circuits, ERTMS Level 1 & 21 based automatic train control and automatic train protection, as well as the control traffic centre located in Rabat. These technologies have either already been deployed or are currently under deployment in France.

Cofely Ineo, the major integrator of railway signalling solutions, will deploy the wayside equipment and will provide the power supply and the relating cable networks. Its engineering office will provide all of the execution plans required for the installation of complex and critical systems.

The complete system will allow safe and reliable commercial operations on the new line, up to 320 km/h.

With particular attentiveness to the social and economical development of Morocco, both Cofely Ineo and Ansaldo STS, within their respective domains, will strive to establish local partnership in order to organize and manage the transfer of knowledge to support the development of the skills and professionalism within the high speed rail sector.


Source : AnsaMed

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