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Alstom delivers power supply system and computer-based smart interlocking system in “Mallawi” section for the Beni Suef-Asyut railway line in Egypt

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July 23, 2020 Alstom has successfully supplied, tested and put into commercial operation on July 23rd its power supply system and computer-based interlocking signaling system Smartlock 400 GP for the Mallawi section in the line linking Beni Suef to Asyut. The inauguration ceremony was attended by Eng. Shaban Mahmoud, Upper Egypt Zone Manager at ENR (Egyptian National Railways), Eng. Mohamed Fawzy, Operations Manager at ENR Eng. Mostafa Shahin; General Director of Projects and Strategic Department at ENR; Eng. Hussain Rashidy Head of Signaling System at ENR; Eng. Mohamed Magdy BSA Executive Project Manager at ENR, Mr. Luca Pastorino Alstom Egypt BSA Project Director.

Despite an unprecedented worldwide sanitary crisis that led to an important disruption of business activities, Alstom Team remain committed to serve the customer in the best health and safety conditions and succeeded to deliver a new milestone for the Beni Suef – Asyut line renovation.

The Mallawi section is the fifth section of the Beni Suef-Asyut line to enter into commercial service with Alstom’s interlocking signaling system following the commissioning of Beni Mazar station on November 2019. With the achievement of this milestone, 40 km are now fully automated operating with contraflow function. To date over 70 km of mainline railway in Egypt are using Alstom’s signaling solution.

“Our Egyptian team of experts namely in the fields of installation, construction and commissioning, succeeded to deliver this new section despite a challenging operational context. We are proud with this new demonstration of the sense of responsibility of our teams. Our mission is to always meet our customers’ and stakeholders’ expectations” said Mohamed Khalil, Managing Director Alstom Egypt.

In 2015, Alstom was awarded a contract by Egyptian National Railways (ENR) to supply signaling equipment for the Beni Suef-Asyut line in Egypt. The regional railway line running between Beni Suef and Asyut is 240 kilometers long.

Alstom has been present in Egypt for over 40 years and has contributed to support the strong trend of railway infrastructure development in the country. Over decades, Alstom Egypt has employed around 420 employees and developed a local talent pool that is today in charge of a center of excellence related to Signaling, Power Supply and Depot Equipment which is supporting our projects within all MEA region. It is this heritage that has allowed Alstom Egypt to make a significant contribution to Egypt’s rail industry development.