Rail

Ansaldo lands Libya contract

Posted on July 22, 2009

Ansaldo STS has won an order worth $769 million in Libya for rail signaling systems and related telecommunications and power supply equipment for the coastal line from Ras Ajdir to Sirt and the inland line from Al-Hisha to Sabha.

 

With this deal, Ansaldo STS becomes the main partner of Libyan Railroads for the building of the new national railway network.

 

The project will entail the application of technology including ERTMS/ETCS and GSM-R, all of which Ansaldo STS has already supplied or is currently supplying in other countries, including Italy, Spain, France, Turkey, China, the Czech Republic, the UK, Sweden and Germany.

 

SELEX Communications, another Finmeccanica group company, will be a major partner of Ansaldo STS in the deal, providing the GSM-R telecommunications system.

 

The contract work is expected to take approximately 45 months.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

San Diego debuts restored trolley for Silver Line

The 68-year old streetcar was acquired as part of a trade with United Transportation Corporation (UTC)/Rail Air Sources (RAS) in exchange for two Siemens U-2 light rail vehicles that were phased out of the MTS fleet.

34 properties purchased for $70M along Honolulu rail transit route

HART's property acquisitions range in price from $22,304 to about $6 million. In June, HART said that it has to acquire 213 properties for the project, and that it had an acquisition budget of $222 million.

Alstom opens new Brazilian Citadis production line

The new production facility will serve the Brazilian market and, in a near future, the Latin America region where a number of new tramway projects are emerging. When fully operational, the facility will employ around 150 people.

FRA ramps up campaign to address nationwide grade crossing safety

The first phase of the effort calls upon local law enforcement agencies to show a greater presence at grade crossings, issue citations to drivers that violate rules of the road at crossings and consider rapid implementation of best practices for grade crossing safety.

S.C. city seeking elevated transit line bids

The first phase of the plan would construct a four-mile section elevated guideway above a section of abandoned railroad tracks. The first section of the elevated railway could connect Clemson University's International Center for Automotive Research campus with downtown Greenville.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

Please sign in or register to .    Close