Alstom, a global leader in rail transport and sustainable mobility, said it has completed the supply and testing of the new SIL4 Electronic Interlocking system.
The Smartlock 400 GP was delivered to Matai sector of the Beni Suef Assuyt railway line in Egypt.
It was put into commercial service its SIL4 Electronic Interlocking SYSTEM solution
with new buildings, new power supply, new telecom and new SCADA subsystems, ensuring effective performance and safe operation of railway traffic at train speeds up to 160 km/hour.
Matai is the sixth sector of Beni Suef–Asyut line to enter commercial service with Alstom’s interlocking signalling system following the commission of the Mallawi section on July 23.
It is an extended sector of over 18 km and includes two stations; Matai and El-Kofor with 116 track circuits, 10 SLO (Site Local Operation) cabinets, 6 level crossing, 36-point motors and 79 signals. With this new milestone, Alstom is putting into service over 80 km of mainline railways in Egypt all operable in contraflow mode.
The inauguration ceremony was attended by Engineer Hussein Rashidy, the Head of Signaling system at ENR, Engineer Shaban Mahmoud, Upper Egypt Zone Manager at ENR (Egyptian National Railways), Engineer Ashraf Khalifa Head of Operation Department, Mohamed Magdy BSA Executive Project Manager at ENR, Engineer Mohamed Fawzy, Operations Manager at ENR, Engineer Ahmed Essam, Head of Civil Works and Luca Pastorino, Alstom Egypt BSA Project Director.
On the successful delivery, Alstom Egypt Managing Director Mohamed Khalil, said: "I am proud of the dedication of our teams who continue to progress with operations despite the current challenging context."
"They demonstrate their responsibility towards our Clients through presenting agility and adaptability in their ways of working. We remain committed to meet our customer’s expectations and to be an exemplary partner to them," he added.
Alstom, he stated, has been present in Egypt for over 40 years and has continually engaged and supported railway infrastructure development in the country.
Over these years, Alstom Egypt has employed around 420 employees and developed a local talent pool that is today in charge of a centre of excellence related to Signalling, Power Supply and Depot Equipment.
These facets support our projects in all Africa-Middle East-Central Asia regions. Alstom remains fully committed to the principles of operating an ethical business and sets clear guidelines in order to deal with public authorities and customers, he added.-TradeArabia News Service