Alstom wins contracts to equip metro trainlines

Rail-transport supplier Alstom has won two contracts to equip both the first metro line in Panama and line two of the Santo Domingo metro, representing a total amount of more than €300m (£252m).

In Panama, the SMP (Secretaría del Metro de Panama) has awarded a contract to the ’Consorcio Linea 1’ to build the first line of the Panama metro.

As subcontractor of this consortium, which comprises Brazilian civil-works company Odebrecht and the Spanish FCC, Alstom is the leader of the electromechanical group and will be in charge of the engineering, integration and commissioning of the electromechanical works on a turnkey basis.

Alstom, whose share of the contract is around €200m, will also supply 57 metro cars, traction substations and the CBTC train control system.

In Santo Domingo, the Dominican operator OPRET awarded Alstom a contract worth €101m to supply 15 Metropolis train sets of three cars each, for line two of the Santo Domingo metro.