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Moroccan high-speed railway

Delivery date: 2017 - Client: ONCF

Aims

Construction of the Tangier-Kenitra section, as part of the master plan for the Moroccan high-speed railway (1,500 km of dedicated tracks by 2035), intended to provide a solution to the steady growth of passenger traffic, support the development of a new economic hub in Tangier, improve rail traffic flow between Tangier and Casablanca, and keep pace with development of the European and North African corridors.

Commercial operation at 320 km/h.

Services performed

Coordination of the design and implementation consortium responsible for installing the catenary power supply and substation control centre facilities.

Project management.

  • Design and implementation studies, purchasing, transport, work, tests, final documentation, interim operations and participation in integration tests.
  • Special operational safety engineering services.

Technical Details

183 km of new double-track railway line

  • Two electrical substations (225 kV / 2 × 25 kV) with four 40-MVA transformers
  • 11 units along the line (2 × 25 kV) with thirteen 10-MVA autotransformers
  • Increase in the capacity of the 3 kV electrical substation at Moghogha
  • Power supply to Tangier maintenance workshop
  • Civil engineering and associated buildings
  • Instrumentation and control equipment
  • Substation control centre at the Rabat Agdal railway station, for supervision of the electric traction fixtures

Characteristics

Design and implementation
First high-speed railway line in Africa, with French funding

Location

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