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Egypt awards British Steel contract to supply tracks for high-speed railway project

There are high hopes that "The Green Line" will revolutionise a decaying transport system in the Arab World's most populous country.
04.04.24 | Source: new arab

The Egyptian government recently awarded British Steel a major contract to supply tracks for a major railway project, "The Green Line", the country's first fully electrified mainline and freight network. 

The UK-based company said in a statement on Tuesday that 9,500 tonnes of tracks, produced in Scunthorpe in England, will be delivered for the Green Line, stretching from the Red Sea to the Mediterranean.

Two rail shipments, one this month and the other later in June, are set to be transported from the British company to Egypt's Mediterranean port of Alexandria.

"We are delighted British Steel has been awarded this contract and to be involved in such a transformational project for Egypt, which will bring significant improvements to the transport network," said Jérôme Bonef, the company's Commercial Manager for Export and Rail.

"The British Steel rail business prides itself on providing value solutions to our customers, being easy to trade with whilst providing on-time deliveries with world-leading quality," he added.

Neither the Egyptian government nor the UK-based company has officially declared the exact value of the deal, and Egypt's Ministry of Transport could not be reached for comment at the time of publication.