ACE Moharram – Bakhoum participates in the modernization of signaling and communication systems on the Nag Hammadi – Luxor railway line
The Arab Consulting Engineers Company (ACE Moharram-Bakhoum) is participating in the project to modernize signaling and communication systems on the 118 km Nag Hammadi – Luxor railway line at a total cost of $ 110 million.
Moharram-Bakhoum will design and supervise the implementation of checkpoints, civil works, telecommunications networks and electricity works, while providing technical support to select the best technical and financial offers for the implementation. implementation of the project.
Ahmed Moharram, executive director of the Moharram-Bakhoum group and chairman of Anchorage Investments, said: âThe development of the Nag Hammadi – Luxor railway line is among the most important national projects undertaken by the Egyptian government and political leaders of the United Kingdom. ‘State to provide easy mass transportation for all citizens.
He added, âThe scope of the project is to establish an advanced centralized traffic control (CTC) system to oversee the operation of all trains passing through the track using 14 electrical infrastructure services (EIS ) and 45 level crossings. It is part of a larger project launched by the Egyptian National Railways to modernize all national railway signaling systems and replace the current old mechanical system with modern electronic tools. When fully delivered, the project will increase the railway capacity from 56 trains / day to 200 trains / day and increase the design speed to 160 km / h on the entire Alexandria – High Dam rail line.
Moharram pointed out that the signaling and communication systems modernization project on the Nag Hammadi – Luxor line was awarded by the Egyptian National Railways and the Hyundai Rotem-Daea consortium of South Korea under the supervision of a consortium. consisting of Korean National Railways (KNR), Asia Railway Technology Co., Ltd. (ARTECH) and Moharram-Bakhoum.
Egyptian National Railways are increasing the efficiency of the rail network by renewing several parts of the national network to achieve the highest levels of safety and security by ensuring close monitoring of trains throughout the network. In addition, level crossings are modernized and equipped with automatic barriers, warning bells and lights. This would reduce accidents and ensure vehicle safety, while allowing train engineers to easily contact the operations room from any semaphore in the event of an emergency.