General Electric (GE) has signed a letter of intent with the Egyptian Ministry of Transportation (MoT) and Egyptian National Railways (ENR) to supply ENR with 100 GE ES30ACi Light Evolution Series Locomotives.
The $575-million deal also includes technical training aimed at improving the capabilities and technical skills of more than 275 ENR engineers and employees in the region.
“We are looking forward to bringing the latest technologies to improve rail infrastructure in Egypt,” ENR chairperson Medhat Shousha noted.
He added that, together with GE, ENR would work on enhancing the efficiency of rail transportation for both freight and passengers.
“Additionally, the parts and technical support agreement will ensure the performance of our fleet is maintained over the years,” he said.
GE ES30ACi Light Passenger Evolution Series locomotives are equipped with a 12-cylinder, 3 200 hp GE Evolution Series engine.
The locomotive delivers high power output to enable enhanced productivity and flexibility in heavy haul operations, as well as enhanced reliability.
The locomotives can be used to transport both passengers and freight.Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor Online