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Colas wins Panama monorail contract

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French infrastructure specialist Colas has won a contract to design, supply and install 100km of rail to line 3 of the Panama metro.

The monorail will link stations between Ciudad del Futuro and Panama Pacifico, with a maintenance depot in Ciudad del Futuro.

Colas Rail is acting as a subcontractor for Hitachi Rail, with work on the project due to take over 30 months.

Christophe Mansuy, Colas Rail’s international vice president, said: “The project is remarkable in several ways. First, it is the result of a working partnership with Hitachi Rail in the Americas. Secondly, for the first time, Colas Rail is participating in a monorail project.

“Lastly, the contract marks the launch of our business in Panama, illustrating our desire to continue expanding in Latin America.”

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