BAKU, Azerbaijan, Dec. 7
By Nargiz Sadikhova - Trend:
French Alstom was invited to consider modernization of signaling on Dostyk-Aktogai-Moiynty railway section in Kazakhstan when it becomes available through an open tender, Guillaume Tritter, Managing Director in Western and Central Asia at Alstom told Trend.
Tritter noted that during business negotiations with Kazakhstan Railways (KTZ) in 2019, Alstom was informed about the existing plans of KTZ to modernize signaling on the Dostyk-Aktogai-Moiynty railway section (being a 750-km part of the China-Europe transit corridor). The KTZ is planning to carry out modernization under the Nurly Zhol National Infrastructure Development Plan for 2020-2025.
Thus, Alstom was invited to actively explore this opportunity when it becomes available through an open tender, which is expected in 2022.
Then, the parties also Memorandum of Understanding for the development, which as Tritter noted, provides for a generic framework, where specific actions are to be defined based on the evolution of the situation, customer needs, and mutual interests.
Alstom is present in Kazakhstan with more than 950 people, two joint ventures, and two facilities, EKZ in Nur-Sultan for locomotives manufacturing and maintenance and on-board transformers, and KEP in Almaty for the production of point machines.
Alstom is the only manufacturer of electric locomotives and point machines in the Central Asian and Caucasian region and a major contributor to the revitalization of its rail industry and the development of its economy.
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