ONCF signs €130m deal with Alstom for 30 electric locomotives

Photo: Alstom / P. Wormald.
Photo: Alstom / P. Wormald.

Alstom has been awarded a €130 million contract from Morocco’s national operator ONCF for 30 electric Prima locomotives.

The locomotives will be manufactured in Alstom’s Belfort plant, in eastern France, with Alstom’s 350-strong team in Morocco fulfilling the after sales service and maintenance.

The Prima M4 locomotives have a nominal power of 5.5MW, a maximum operating speed of 160km/h and operate under 3KV DC voltage. They can be equipped with ETCS level 1.

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Alstom’s Morocco managing director Brahim Soua said: “Thanks to a consolidated and historical partnership based on mutual trust and a real teamwork spirit with our customer, 20 Prima locomotives have been successfully in service in Morocco since 2011 and today, with this new contract, our journey continues and we are proud to contribute to the development of the Moroccan railway infrastructure.”

Alstom’s other sites in Le Creusot, Ornans, Petit-Quevilly, Tarbes and Villeurbanne, France, will also help with the production of the locomotives.

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