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November 1, 2016

Addis Ababa-Djibouti railway project gets machinery support from Sany Group

Sany Group has completed machinery support for the Addis Ababa-Djibouti Railway, East Africa's first modern electric railway.

Sany Group has completed machinery support for the Addis Ababa-Djibouti Railway, East Africa's first modern electric railway. 

Sany supplied a total of 43 equipment sets that were used in construction of the project, including concrete machinery, road machines, excavators and cranes.

Construction period of the project lasted for 25 months. 

The standard-gauge railway runs 751.7km-long, linking Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia and Djibouti, one of the largest modern ports in East Africa.

"The railway line saw a total investment of $4bn."

The railway line saw a total investment of $4bn. It is intended for trains at speeds of 120km/h.

This is the second transnational railway constructed in the continent by a Chinese firm after the Tanzania-Zambia railway.

With the starting of the Addis Ababa-Djibouti Railway line, the journey from Addis Ababa to Djibouti takes only seven hours.

Sany entered the African market in 2002, and has supplied 120 units of heavy machinery, valued at more than $15m for Kenya's Mombasa-Nairobi Railway Project.


Image: Addis Ababa-Djibouti railway project gets machinery support from Sany Group. Photo: courtesy of PRNewsFoto / Sany.

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