Good things come in threes
In 2007, Colas Rail was selected through an international competitive bidding process to build Line 3 of the Cairo Metro. This was a vital project for the Egyptian capital, still plagued by heavy and often chaotic traffic. Mostly underground, it crosses Cairo from east to west and serves 29 stations over a length of 30 kilometers. It can carry as many as 2 million passengers a day. Colas Rail installed the electromechanical equipment (air-conditioning and ventilation systems, smoke extraction systems, etc.) and power supply systems.
A relationship built on trust
Colas Rail thus has more than 40 years of experience in Egypt, with a strong track record in energy and electromechanical works packages. With the turnkey project for the New El Marg extension to Line 1, further experience was acquired in track and overhead line work.
Today, Colas Rail Egypt has more than 170 management-level employees, four permanent logistics facilities (Ramses, Maasara, Tourah, New El Marg), and more than 400 local workers engaged on current projects.