Russia’s railway monopoly, Russian Railways, skeleton to attend in several railway projects value of sum scarcely $3 billion in a Middle East and Africa.
The projects will be implemented by Russian Railways’ unfamiliar projects auxiliary of Zarubezhstroitekhnologia (ZST), a conduct of a auxiliary Yuri Nikolsson pronounced on Friday.
The association has good prospects in a Persian Gulf where a countries of a segment devise infrastructure construction value about a trillion dollars. The Arab countries are going to combine a whole segment with a railway chain, Nikolsson told Prime news agency.
As for a petrify projects with a Arab states, a auxiliary is going to bid for a $2 billion railway construction plan nearby a UAE collateral of Abu Dhabi. The city supervision wants to have 700 kilometers of railways to ride especially cargoes during a speed of 150-160 kilometers/hour.
“It was announced that there should be a railway, railway stations, depots and a whole required infrastructure. [According to a project,] a railway contingency be prepared in 2015 and all infrastructures in Abu Dhabi contingency be finished in 2016,” he said.
Results of a proposal will be famous in Aug or Sep 2012. If a ZST wins a tender, there will be from 150 to 200 Russian engineers operative during a project, Nikolsson said.
The ZST also skeleton to bid for a $3-4 billion light metro sequence plan in Kuwait, for railway projects in Saudi Arabia and Bahrain.
“After Dubai built light metro, roughly all countries of a Persian Gulf wish to do a same,” Nikolsson added.
Projects in Iran
The ZST expects to get an about $250 million agreement to electrify a 190 km railway in Iran, Nikolsson said.
“The talks about a appearance in several rather engaging projects in Iran are being held. One of a projects stipulates a agreement of about $250 million,” he told Prime news agency.
The company’s stream projects embody foundation of a Tabriz-Azarshahr railway that is roughly completed, he added.
In Africa a ZST is meddlesome in a scarcely $450 million railway plan in Kenya.
“One of a projects is construction of informal rail for [the Kenyan collateral of] Nairobi. All 2,000 kilometers of railways are indispensable to be remade. [The Kenyans] still use a railway machine granted by a British in a years of colonialism,” a ZST conduct said.
Other earnest railway plan value $20 billion stipulates construction of a logistics heart from a Lamu pier by new railways to play of Ethiopia and a South Sudan.
“The Kenyan supervision is going to build a mega-port and lay railways to each end from it especially for load transportation,” Nikolsson said.