British Steel wins multimillion-pound contract for Egyptian rail project | Steel industry

Date: 2024-04-02T14:35:41.000Z


British Steel has won a multimillion-pound contract to supply rail for a new route in north Africa, the company has announced.

Approximately 9,500 tonnes of track, produced in Scunthorpe, will be provided for Egypt’s first fully electrified mainline and freight network which stretches from the Red Sea to the Mediterranean.

The network is 410 miles (660km) long and will carry trains for passengers and goods up to a maximum speed of 155mph.

British Steel is among a number of suppliers providing rail to the project.

British Steel’s commercial export manager for rail, Jérôme Bonef, said: “We are delighted British Steel has been awarded this contract and to be involved in such a transformational project for Egypt, which will bring significant improvements to the transport network.

“The British Steel rail business prides itself on providing value solutions to our customers, being easy to trade with while providing on-time deliveries with world-leading quality.”

Two shipments will be transported from British Steel to the north Egyptian port of Alexandria this month and in June.