Alstom signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Kazakhstan Railways for the development of digital technologies
30 July 2019 – Alstom and Kazakhstan Railways (KTZ) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the development of digital technologies for the railway signalling in the Republic of Kazakhstan. The MoU was signed today by Kanat Almagambetov, First Deputy Chairman of the Board in KTZ and Didier Pfleger, Senior Vice-President in Alstom for Middle East and Africa and Central Asia during the official visit of Bruno Le Maire, Minister of Economy and Finance of France to the electric locomotives plant EKZ, in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan.
The MoU covers the development of digital technologies for railway signalling and interlocking for the implementation of the adapted technical solutions during the modernization of the interlocking system of the largest railway stations in Kazakhstan.
“KTZ is actively implementing digital programs. Modernisation of railways infrastructure is one of the priorities for the development of the country’s transport industry. We are confident that in partnership with Alstom, a world leader, we will launch new technologies, particularly deployment of modern signalling systems in shorter terms and at a qualitatively high level”, said Sauat Mynbayev, CEO of KTZ.
“I am very pleased to launch our cooperation in the field of digital development of railways with Kazakhstan Railways. Alstom has an expertise of more than 30 years and installed 1,500 interlocking systems in over 25 countries and we will be happy to bring state-of-the-art solutions to Kazakhstan to develop further our long-term exemplar partnership”, said Didier Pfleger, Senior Vice-President in Alstom for Middle East and Africa and Central Asia.
Alstom is present in Kazakhstan with around 730 people, depot, repair center and two facilities, EKZ in Nur-Sultan for locomotives manufacturing and maintenance and production of on-board transformers, and KEP in Almaty for the production of point machines. Alstom is a major contributor to the revitalization of country’s mobility industry and the development of its economy.