MOROCCO: Casablanca tramway development company Casa Transports has awarded Alstom two contracts to provide signalling and power supply equipment for the 30 km Y-shaped network which is due to open on December 12 2012.

The contracts announced on November 12 are worth €11m. One covers the design and supply of signalling while the second is for the installation of 23 electrical substations. The work is scheduled for completion in October 2012.

In November 2009 Casa Transports selected Alstom to provide 74 Citadis trams which will operate in paired sets 65 m long. The line will cross the city from Grand Stade in the east to Hay Hassani and Facultés in the west, with 49 stops, and is expected to carry up to 250 000 passengers a day.