http://www.engineeringnews.co.za
  SEARCH
Login
R/€ = 17.16Change: -0.15
R/$ = 15.03Change: -0.12
Au 1278.45 $/ozChange: 1.63
Pt 1062.50 $/ozChange: 1.00
 
 
Note: Search is limited to the most recent 250 articles. Set date range to access earlier articles.
Where? With... When?








Start
 
End
 
 
And must exclude these words...
Close Main Search
Close Main Login
My Profile News Alerts Newsletters Logout Close Main Profile
 
Agriculture   Automotive   Chemicals   Competition Policy   Construction   Defence   Economy   Electricity   Energy   Environment   ICT   Metals   Mining   Science and Technology   Services   Trade   Transport & Logistics   Water  
What's On Press Office Tenders Suppliers Directory Research Jobs Announcements Letters About Us
 
 
 
RSS Feed
Article   Comments   Other News   Research   Magazine  
 
 
Jul 13, 2012

Multinational outlines local partnership vision as SA rail tenders start to flow

Back
Africa|Alstom|Alstom Transport|Environment|Flow|rail|Rolling Stock|rolling-stock|System|Technology|Training|transport|Africa|South Africa|Energy|Flow|Local Suppliers|Manufacturing|Railway Infrastructure|Service|Solutions|Transport Solutions|Infrastructure|Olivier Baril|Pierre Fleury|Pierre Fleury|Yvan Eriau
Africa|Environment|Flow|rail|Rolling Stock|rolling-stock|System|Technology|Training|transport|Africa||Energy|Flow|Manufacturing|Service|Solutions||Infrastructure|
africa-company|alstom|alstom-transport|environment|flow-company|rail|rolling-stock|rolling stock|system|technology|training|transport|africa|south-africa|energy|flow-industry-term|local-suppliers|manufacturing|railway-infrastructure|service|solutions|transport-solutions|infrastructure|olivier-baril|pierre-fleury|pierre-fleury|yvan-eriau



The South African unit of energy and transport solutions group Alstom says it aims to work with domestic suppliers on a range of transport tenders, particularly in the railways environment.

The group held a meeting with potential local suppliers to brief them about what the company will expect during the upcoming Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) tender process.

Prasa released its request for proposal for the manufacturing of new rolling stock, which is the first step in starting its procurement of about 7 200 coaches for Metrorail over the next 20 years. “The company wants to work with local suppliers as part of its commitment to economic development,” said Alstom Transport VP for sourcing Olivier Baril.

About a third of Prasa’s fleet must be retired in the next two to three years as the average age of the fleet is about 40 years, which contributes to making the service provided unreliable.

“We want to help the South African government meet the economic development goals of job creation, skills development and industry transformation, as set out in various government policy documents and guidelines,” said Altstom Transport South Africa MD Yvan Eriau.

“The concept of having a railway system in South Africa is not new and people who have worked in railway infrastructure understand a lot about trains. Alstom is here to assist with the required upgrades of the railway transport system.

We will have people who will progressively be able to manage the upgrades and who will learn to understand the new technology,” he added.

“The Prasa commuter train tender comprises training programmes that will be available to assist in managing and educating people about the new technology that will be introduced.”

He notes that introducing new technology will be a challenging process but people will learn to adapt and accept the changes.

Further, Alstom aims to have 65% local content, which was emphasised as part of the bid condition for the new rolling stock by Prasa.

“Prasa’s minimum local-content requirement is 40% after four years, leading up to 65% after seven years,” said Alstom Transport VP for passenger trains Pierre Fleury.

Alstolm expects the first train to be delivered by the first quarter of 2015 and the South African factory to be completed by June 2015.

Edited by: Martin Zhuwakinyu
Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor

To subscribe email subscriptions@creamermedia.co.za or click here
To advertise email advertising@creamermedia.co.za or click here
 
Comment Guidelines (150 word limit)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Other Transport & Logistics News
South African car and bakkie exports into Africa declined for the third year in a row in 2015, falling from 79 228 units in 2012, to 77 589 units in 2013, 60 189 units in 2014, and 41 446 units last year – this according to the Automotive Industry Export Council’s...
  Hyundai Automotive South Africa (HASA) hopes to see 2016 sales reach around the same level as 2015, defying a South African new-vehicle market most analysts agree will drop around 10% this year.
RC SHIPPING A series of sensor tests will be conducted on board the 65-m-long Stella
Integrated power and propulsion systems company Rolls Royce last month unveiled its vision to make remote and autonomous shipping a reality as part of its Advanced Autonomous Waterborne Applications Initiative (AAWA) project.
More
 
 
Latest News
Updated 17 minutes ago Safeguard duties, in addition to the 10% protection already introduced on a range of steel products entering South Africa, “remain critical in the short term to ensure the future sustainability of primary steel production”, ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA) said on...
Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel
Updated 57 minutes ago Economic Development Minister, Ebrahim Patel, on Thursday welcomed commitments between the Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (CCBA) merger parties – SABMiller Plc, the Coca-Cola Company and Gutsche Family Investments – as well as the South African government. According to...
Updated 1 hour 3 minutes ago Eleven African countries are considering building nuclear power plants over the next 14 years to overcome the continent’s extreme electricity shortage. Outside South Africa, the entire installed generation capacity of Sub-Saharan Africa was now just 28 GW –...
More
 
 
Recent Research Reports
Energy Roundup – May 2016 (PDF Report)
The May 2016 roundup covers activities across South Africa for April 2016 and includes details of the National Energy Regulator of South Africa’s proposal to introduce a coal benchmark cost as part of its final decision on Eskom’s multiyear price determination...
Automotive 2016: A review of South Africa's automotive sector (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Automotive 2016 Report provides an overview of South Africa’s automotive industry over the past 12 months. The report provides insight into local demand and production, vehicle imports and exports, investment and competitiveness in the sector, as well...
Energy Roundup – April 2016 (PDF Report)
The April 2016 roundup covers activities across South Africa for March 2016 and includes details of a North Gauteng High Court Judge’s dismissal of a court application to postpone the 9.4% electricity tariff increase, which the National Energy Regulator of South...
Electricity 2016: A review of South Africa's electricity sector (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Electricity 2016 report provides an overview of South Africa’s electricity sector, focusing on State-owned power utility Eskom and independent power producers, electricity planning, transmission, distribution and the theft thereof, besides other issues.
Energy Roundup – March 2016 (PDF Report)
The March 2016 roundup covers activities across South Africa for February 2016 and includes details of the Department of Energy’s plans to announce the preferred bidders for the first tranche of the coal independent power producer procurement programme; the Council...
Steel 2016: A review of South Africa's steel sector (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Steel 2016 Report examines South Africa’s steel industry over the past 12 months. The report provides insight into the global steel market and and particularly into South South Africa’s steel sector, including production and consumption, main...
 
 
 
 
 
This Week's Magazine
Following the drop in commodity prices and China’s demand for Africa’s resources, African economies were slumping and gross domestic product growth was stagnating in most of the continent’s emerging markets, said the New Partnership for Africa’s Development, or...
The New Development Bank, a multilateral lender formerly known as the Brics Development Bank, will provide $811-million in a first round of loans for clean energy projects in four nations.
South African car and bakkie exports into Africa declined for the third year in a row in 2015, falling from 79 228 units in 2012, to 77 589 units in 2013, 60 189 units in 2014, and 41 446 units last year – this according to the Automotive Industry Export Council’s...
Networking systems multinational Cisco is training 75 people as part of a pilot project to develop specialist networking skills in South Africa, says Cisco South Africa CTO Vernon Thaver. The trainees were nominated by and selected from Cisco’s local partners and...
The threat landscape is changing, along with technologies, impacting on new fields, such as industrial infrastructure, which is becoming increasingly connected. Smart cities are also developing fast through connected devices, Web services and cloud solutions, but...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Alert Close
Embed Code Close
content
Research Reports Close
Research Reports are a product of the
Research Channel Africa. Reports can be bought individually or you can gain full access to all reports as part of a Research Channel Africa subscription.
Find Out More Buy Report
 
 
Close
Engineering News
Completely Re-Engineered
Experience it now. Click here
*website to launch in a few weeks
Subscribe Now for $149 Close
Subscribe Now for $149