Gibela has been awarded the rolling stock contract to build and deliver 600 trains, made up of 3,600 coaches, to South Africa's metro rail networks.
Gibela will also supply spare parts and provide maintenance and technical support on the coaches over a period spanning 19 years. The Technical Support and Spares Supply Agreement (TSSSA) will have a national footprint, with facilities in south and north Gauteng, Cape Town, Durban and the Eastern Cape.
"The three major dimensions of the project are: delivering modern trains, developing an efficient local industrial plant and supporting South Africa's economic and social development."
Marc Granger, CEO of Gibela