Belgian Railways places 116 million Euro order

Belgian Railways has awarded a consortium consisting of Alstom and Siemens a contract for the supply of new electronic control centres and signalling equipment.

Belgian Railways (SNCB) has awarded a consortium consisting of Alstom and Siemens a contract for the supply of new electronic control centres and signalling equipment. The total value of the contract is approximately 116 million Euros.

Alstom’s scope of supply, worth 76 million Euros, is for interlocking technology from its SMARTLOCK range. Siemens is responsible for project management and will supply the control room equipment. Its share of the order is 40 million Euros.

This is a repeat order for Alstom and Siemens, who have already supplied the same technology for SNCB’s long-term project to optimise safety and punctuality of their train operations.

‘We are delighted with this significant order for more SMARTLOCK technology,’ said Philippe Mellier, president of Alstom Transport. ‘It is a further confirmation of the trust that our customers are placing in Alstom.’