EGYPT: National Authority for Tunnels has awarded Alstom a €15m contract to supply signalling for the new depot on Cairo metro Line 1.

Alstom is to supply computer-based interlocking, SCADA systems for traffic and traction power supplies, and telecommunications to support fire detection, phones and CCTV systems. The fit-out is due to be completed in 2017.

Earlier this year NAT awarded signalling and infrastructure contracts for metro Line 3 to consortia including Alstom. A contract for Phase 4A was signed in February and for Phase 3 in November.