Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Algeria taps Bombardier for ERTMS contract

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Bombardier Transportation said Tuesday that, in consortium with Site S.p.A., it has won a second major order in Algeria, to provide INTERFLO*250 ERTMS (European Rail Traffic Management System) Level 1 for the new Saida-Moulay Slissen line.

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As consortium leader, Bombardier will receive roughly $15 million, or roughly 62.5%, of the $24 million contract package. Italian civil works company Astaldi S.p.A. is acting as general contractor for the project, which will be delivered to  the Algerian State Railways, Bombardier said. Bombadrier will be responsible for the design and supply of the signaling system for the construction of the 120-kilometer (74-mile) line.

Also included in the project is the latest generationRelease 4 BOMBARDIER EBI Lock 950 computer-based interlocking (CBI) system, the EBI Screen central traffic control center, the EBI Switch 500 point machines, and EBI Track 2000 train detection system.

Bombardier already is delivering the first electronic interlocking system on Algeria’s Tabia-Mecheria line for the same customer.

Anders Lindberg, president, Rail Control Solutions, Bombardier Transportation, said: “This ERTMS milestone for Bombardier demonstrates, yet again, the success of our technology. We look forward to working with the customer on this new line and continuing to contribute to rail development in Algeria and in Africa.”