News and Media

2016

First train from new R1 billion SA factory expected in 18 months

The production of the first South African-manufactured commuter train − made up of six state-of-the-art cars – destined for the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa’s (PRASA) Metrorail network is scheduled to start in about 18 months’ time at a new R1 billion factory at Dunnottar in Ekurhuleni, Gauteng.

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Transport Minister supports sod-turning for state of the art PRASA train manufacturing factory

Minister of Transport, Ms Dipuo Peters, today supported the sod-turning event aimed at kick-starting the construction works for the planned state-of-the-art passenger train manufacturing plant.

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Gibela starts work on EMU factory

The Gibela joint venture of Alstom and local partners marked the start of construction of its new EMU manufacturing plant at Dunnotar on March 4, with a ceremony attended by Alstom Chairman & CEO Henri Poupart-Lafarge, PRASA Chairman Dr Popo Molefe, Transport Minister Dipuo Peters and the Mayor of Ekurhuleni Mondli Gungubele.

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Gibela targeting 72% local content at peak of train-delivery contract

Gibela CEO Marc Granger is positive the R51-billion deal that will see the Alstom-led consortium supply 600 new trains, up to 2027, to the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) will move ahead swiftly this year.

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Gibela awards tender for Phase One of the works at the Dunnottar factory

Gibela is set to begin preparing the site selected for its Dunnottar train manufacturing facility in Ekurhuleni.

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Site work begins on R1bn Gauteng train manufacturing plant

Site clearing and earthworks for the R1-billion Dunnottar train manufacturing facility, in Ekurhuleni, which is being developed by the Alstom-led (61%) Gibela consortium, is moving ahead, following the award of a contract to Trencon Construction, of Edenvale.

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PRASA to test its new trains to get on track

The much-anticipated test by the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) of the new state-of -the-art train is creating a buzz as it is scheduled to kick off before the end of this month.

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