Hyundai Rotem won the bid for the metro train project for Cairo Line 2. Hyundai Rotem said on Jan. 2 that it had won a contract for the delivery and maintenance of 48 trains for Cairo Line 2, worth 150.8 billion won, from the tunnel office under Egypt's Ministry of Transportation on Dec. 31 (local time).
Through this project, Hyundai Rotem will deliver 48 trains to the tunnel office by 2021, which will be operated on the Cairo Line 2, which is 21.6 kilometers long in 20 stations, while carrying out the maintenance business for the cars by 2031.
Hyundai Rotem won orders for 180 cars of Cairo Line 1 in 2012 and 256 cars of Cairo Line 3 in 2017. In case of Line 1 that was delivered in 2016, the tunnel office was able to advance the operation by four weeks ahead of the schedule due to favorable results from test-drive and operation. All shipments for Line 3 are expected to be completed by 2025.
By winning the bid, Hyundai Rotem will supply vehicles to all subway lines in Cairo, which operates three routes from line 1 to 3. Based on experiences and trust in carrying out the projects that have been made through steady orders in the region, it is expected to secure more advantageous positions in winning additional orders for projects in the future.
"We have successfully carried out the Cairo Line 1 and 3 subway projects and won the bids as a result of favorable reviews from other countries," a Hyundai Rotem official said. "We will do our best to fulfill customer satisfaction by supplying high-quality vehicles and win additional contracts."