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.