ABN – Alstom, New Africa Rail and Ubumbano Rail have partnered to construct a rolling stock manufacturing plant near Johannesburg, South Africa.
The plant will produce electric multiple-units that were ordered by the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa.
Alstom’s Lapa plant, which is based in Brazil, will supply the first 20 units of the 600 X’Trapolis Mega commuter electric multiple-unit order.
Production will run for 10 years at the Dunnottar site, which will produce 62 trainsets per year.
Alstom senior vice-president for Africa and the Middle East Gian Luca Erbacci said: “This project is one of the biggest in rail transport worldwide and Alstom through Gibela is proud to be part of it.
“This illustrates Alstom’s strategy to strengthen its presence at both global and local levels, thanks to its worldwide industrial footprint and strategic partnerships that enable proximity with its customers.”