Moroccan Railways Awards High-Speed Rail Contracts

13 July 2010 (Last Updated July 13th, 2010 18:30)

Moroccan Railways has awarded a MAD20bn ($2.3bn) rail contract to a consortium of France-based Egis and Moroccan partner Ingema. The project involves the design and construction management of an 87km portion of the Kenitra-Tangiers high-speed line. The work is scheduled to

Moroccan Railways has awarded a MAD20bn ($2.3bn) rail contract to a consortium of France-based Egis and Moroccan partner Ingema.

The project involves the design and construction management of an 87km portion of the Kenitra-Tangiers high-speed line.

The work is scheduled to be completed in 2015, according to railjournal.com.

The Moroccan Government is expected to finance MAD4.8bn ($541m) of the project.

Moroccan Railways is also expected to order a fleet of Alstom Duplex double-deck high-speed trains for the line.