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Monday 12 February 2018

French Group Alstom to Supply 30 Electric Locomotives to Morocco's Railway Office

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French Group Alstom to Supply 30 Electric Locomotives to Morocco's Railway Office

French group Alstom has been awarded a 1.4 billion Dirham-contract with Morocco’s Railway Office (ONCF) for the supply of 30 electric locomotives.

This came as part of an international tender launched by ONCF within the framework of its development strategy for the acquisition of 30 new electric locomotives, the Railway Office said in a release.

It is being entirely financed by a 40-year French government loan with a grace period of 10 years and an interest rate of 0.0016%, the source added.

The 30 Prima M4 locomotives have a nominal power of 5.5 MW, a maximum operating speed of 160 km/h and operate under 3 KV DC voltage. 

-MAP-09/02/18