Colas wins Morocco high speed rail contract

France’s Colas Rail and its subsidiary Colas Rail Maroc, as part of a consortium with Egis Rail, has won the design-build contract for a 185km double-track high speed rail line between Tangiers and Kenitra in Morocco.

The work involves track studies and construction, catenary systems and two work site facilities, comprising studies, supply of materials and construction.

The total contract value amounts to $175.7m, $160m of which is earmarked for Colas Rail and Colas Rail Maroc.

With work slated to last 42 months, the line is scheduled to open during the first half of 2016.

Other MENA projects for Colas Rail include the metro project in Cairo, as well as the construction of tramways in Rabat and Casablanca, Morocco.

The Group has also recently been awarded contracts for the extension of the Algiers metro in Algeria and the Tunis Rapid Train Network in Tunisia.

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