AKKA SUPPORTS ALSTOM IN A PIONEERING INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECT FOR TWO MONORAIL LINES IN CAIRO
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AKKA (Paris: AKA) (BSE: AKA) (ISIN: FR0004180537) is supporting its client Alstom in the pioneering infrastructure project for two new monorail lines in Cairo. The Egyptian capital is one of the most dynamic cities in the world. To improve mobility, two new INNOVIA Monorail 300 lines are under construction. According to plans, the 54 km monorail line between eastern Cairo and the new administrative capital and a second 42 km line connecting the Oct. 6 city to Giza are both expected to come into service in late 2023.
Alstom describes its driverless monorail technology as a revolutionary mobility solution. The Group already has Monorail systems operating in Las Vegas and São Paulo and will soon open in Bangkok. As part of an international consortium, Alstom’s mission in the Cairo project is to design, supply and install the electrical and mechanical (E&M) equipment for the two monorail lines and to provide the overall integration of the E&M system, project management, testing and commissioning of the system. .
AKKA is proud to support Systems Assurance’s effort in this project. An experienced team of railway experts from Germany and Spain is responsible for the Reliability, Availability, Maintainability (RAM), System Safety, Safety Case, Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC), Noise and Vibration and Fire Safety sub-areas. This turnkey project takes AKKA’s commitment to the rail sector to a new level and is an important step towards diversification. As one of the leading European providers of technologies and R&D services in the mobility sector, AKKA brings its extensive experience in rail vehicles, signaling systems, ground equipment and infrastructure.
Ralf Feierabend, Vice-President Rail of AKKA BU Germany, Explain : “The INNOVIA Monorail lines are one of the most exciting large-scale infrastructure projects for future mobility solutions and we are proud to extend our good partnership with our customer Alstom in this area. Delivering a rail system of this magnitude is very complex, but we have very experienced colleagues on board who enjoy exactly such challenges. Our specialists will implement system protection and check for issues such as electromagnetic compatibility on site.
Ben Lezala, Director of Alstom’s Cairo Monorails Project, commented : “Cairo’s two monorail lines will safely transport millions of the city’s citizens every year. The systems assurance team therefore has a critical role to play in the safety and reliability of the entire system. AKKA’s specialists in systems assurance services will bring crucial skills and processes to the delivery of the project and we look forward to a successful collaboration.
AKKA is the European leader in engineering consulting and R&D services in the mobility segment. As an innovation accelerator for its customers, AKKA supports the main industrial players in the automotive, aeronautics, rail and life sciences sectors throughout the life cycle of their products with cutting-edge digital technologies (IA, ADAS, IoT, Big Data, robotics, embedded computing, machine learning, etc.). Founded in 1984, AKKA has a strong entrepreneurial culture and pursues its rapid growth and international development in accordance with its CLEAR 2022 strategic plan. With 22,000 employees, passionate about technology and dedicated to advancing the industry of tomorrow, the The Group achieved a turnover of 1.8 billion euros in 2019. Following the completion of the friendly tender offer of Data Respons launched in January 2020, AKKA now owns 100% of the shares of the company. ; Building on the success of this operation, AKKA is relying on the most comprehensive portfolio of digital solutions in Europe to capture the growing demand from its customers in the mobility sector.
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