Manufacturing news

Subscribe to industry newsletters

Press offices

Enquire about a press office
Bizcommunity has over 400 industry contributors and we always welcome further contributions and contributors.
Advertise with us
Advertise & RatesMy Account
Company press officeList company
Recruitment packagesSubmit job ad
Download ratecard
Manufacturing news

France's Alstom awarded R49.8b PRASA contract

6 Dec 2012 13:12
Beating Chinese, Canadian and Spanish firms, French group Alstom has won a R49.8b contract to supply passenger trains to South Africa, in one of the largest government deals ever in Africa's biggest economy.
Sowetan Live reports that, under the ten-year programme, Alstom will build 3600 new train cars to help overhaul South Africa's outdated rail network. The first batch of trains is expected to be delivered in mid-2015.

Lucky Montana, chief executive of the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) said that the contract will also create around 33,000 jobs, with Alstom required to build a manufacturing plant in South Africa. Montana added the French company was chosen over rival bidders because of its competitive pricing and technological ability." He did not give details on the pricing of Alstom's bid, Sowetan Live says.

Read the full article on www.sowetanlive.co.za.
    
 
LEGAL DISCLAIMER: This Message Board accepts no liability of legal consequences that arise from the Message Boards (e.g. defamation, slander, or other such crimes). All posted messages are the sole property of their respective authors. The maintainer does retain the right to remove any message posts for whatever reasons. People that post messages to this forum are not to libel/slander nor in any other way depict a company, entity, individual(s), or service in a false light; should they do so, the legal consequences are theirs alone. Bizcommunity.com will disclose authors' IP addresses to authorities if compelled to do so by a court of law.

News