The Egyptian National Railways (ENR) has signed two contracts worth more than €1billion with Škoda Group to maintain at least 280 diesel-electric locomotives, according to Ministry of Transportation announced on Tuesday.
This project marking Škoda Group expansion into Africa, consists of two contracts. The first is for the overhaul of locomotives over nine years, followed by a second contract for full-service maintenance for a period of up to 15 years.
“Over the next nine years, we will deliver at least 280 rehabilitated and overhauled locomotives to Egypt with an extended service life of another 15 to 20 years,” said Škoda Group senior vice-president, Marek Herbst.
These large contracts underscore Škoda Groups focus on also providing life cycle full-service and modernisation and will support transfer skills and include positions for local employees in all production roles.