Bombardier in Derby to build multi-billion pound Cairo monorail – Professional Engineering

Bombardier in Derby to build multi-billion pound Cairo monorail - Professional Engineering

Cairo monorail deal for Bombardiers UK train factory

Home UK World Politics US Ocean Rescue Science & Tech Business Ents & Arts Offbeat Analysis Opinion Sky Views Videos Weather Watch Live Cairo monorail deal for Bombardiers UK train factory The Canadian firms Derby site will build 280 train cars for delivery to Egypt between 2021 and 2024, subject to confirmation. Fill 2 Copy 11 Created with Sketch. Tuesday 28 May 2019 11:24, UK

image/svg+xml Why you can trust Sky News Bombardier has been named as the preferred bidder in a €3bn (£2.65bn) contract to build and supply a new monorail system in Cairo, in a boost for British manufacturing.

The project will see 34 miles of monorail built connecting the New Administrative City with East Cairo and a second line of 26 miles between Sixth of October City and Giza.

Bombardier team picked for €2.3bn Egyptian monorail

The Canadian firm said rolling stock for the order would be developed and built at its site in Derby.

The company said the rolling stock will be developed and built at its centre in Derby as part of the contract worth three billion euros (£2.65 billion).

Bombardier is to carry out the project – which includes a link to Giza, home of the pyramids – in partnership with two Egyptian companies.

Bombardiers slice of the deal is worth €1.2bn (£1.06bn) for the design and build contract plus operations and maintenance work worth up to €1.1bn (£970m).

This is a strategically important project in a growing market like Egypt, demonstrating how UK manufacturing expertise is competing and winning in global markets against tough competition. The global headwinds are getting stronger and we face a world economic slowdown. But the UK now has an international economic department – the Department for International Trade – helping British business succeed abroad in ways that never happened before.

It comes after a joint venture including Bombardier last year missed out to German-owned rival Siemens on a £1.5bn contract to design and build 94 new trains for the Piccadilly Line on the London Underground.

Bombardier Transportation, the rail division of the Canadian group, employs 3,500 people at eight sites in the UK.

The project is to be announced today by Liam Fox, the international trade secretary, as part of a four-day visit to Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia designed to boost…

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Its separate aerospace business recently announced that it was pulling out of Northern Ireland, where it employs 3,600 people.

Bombardier Transportation will deliver the project in partnership with Orascom Construction and Arab Contractors.

The monorail connecting East Cairo to the NAC will be 54km, while the line connecting 6th October City with Giza is 42km.Two Egyptian construction firms, Orascom and Arab Contractors, will also work on the new system.Earlier this year China agreed to lend Egypt $1.2bn for a railway to the NAC.Image: Bombardier’s visualisation of the monorailFurther reading:

The potential value of the bid is €1.2bn (£1bn) for the design & build contract. In addition, there is a 15-year operations and maintenance deal with a potential value of about €1.1bn (£970m). The rolling stock part of the order will be developed and built in Derby, UK.

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The project is for the delivery of a 54km monorail system connecting Egypt’s New Administrative City with East Cairo as well as a second 42km line connecting 6th October City with Giza.

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