http://www.engineeringnews.co.za
  SEARCH
Login
R/€ = 14.22Change: -0.23
R/$ = 11.16Change: -0.09
Au 1240.10 $/ozChange: -4.17
Pt 1243.50 $/ozChange: -18.70
 
 
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 Contact Us
 
 
 
RSS Feed
Article   Comments   Other News   Research   Magazine  
 
 
Oct 24, 2012

Prasa bidder Dudula Rail aims to start local manufacturing in 2017

Back
Stadler Rail business development VP Fellice Massaro discusses Dudula Rail's bid to manufacture passenger trains for Prasa's rolling stock renewal programme. Recorded on 24/10/12. Camerawork: Nicholas Boyd, Editing: Shane Williams.
Engineering|Johannesburg|Africa|Design|Dudula|Stadler South Africa|Africa|South Africa|Switzerland|Dudula Plant|Stadler South Africa Facility|Switzerland Plant|Manufacturing|Manufacturing Facility|Manufacturing Passenger Trains|Media Briefing|Felice Massaro|Infrastructure|Rail|South Africa
Engineering||Africa|Design||Africa|||Manufacturing||Infrastructure|Rail|
engineering|johannesburg|africa-company|design|dudula|stadler-south-africa|africa|south-africa|switzerland|dudula-plant|stadler-south-africa-facility|switzerland-plant|manufacturing|manufacturing-facility|manufacturing-passenger-trains|media-briefing|felice-massaro|infrastructure|rail|south-africa-region
© Reuse this



Dudula Rail, a consortium comprising Stadler Rail from Switzerland, ABB South Africa and Naledi Rail Engineering, would start manufacturing passenger trains in South Africa by 2017, if it were selected preferred bidder for the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa’s (Prasa’s) 20-year rolling stock renewal programme.

Dudula is competing against six other bidders for the Prasa tender, valued at R123-billion.

As part of the bid requirements, Dudula would construct a manufacturing facility in South Africa, employing about 1 000 people and manufacturing up to 350 units a year.

Stadler business development VP Felice Massaro said at a media briefing, in Johannesburg, that Dudula would start making the first train in Switzerland by Prasa’s financial close, which was in June 2013.

It expects to move production to South Africa about two years after the first train is delivered, in April 2015.

Local workers would initially be deployed at the Switzerland plant, where they would receive training.

Massaro said Prasa had not yet fixed the number of units to be provided, but that it did make available a budget of R5.1-billion a year.

“[If Dudula wins the bid] Prasa will take four types of trains that are based on the same design; they will differ in terms of interior and overhead lines. Prasa is acquiring internal arrangements to fit different customer needs.”

The proposed trains was designed to run at a speed of 120 km/h; however, Prasa had requested a minor cost upgrade to increase the speed to 160 km/h, he said.

With Stadler eyeing the sub-Saharan market once established in South Africa, Massaro indicated that a second plant could be constructed at a later stage. “Africa is the place we want to be for the next twenty years.”

He explained that the workers and infrastructure at the Dudula plant could be moved to the Stadler South Africa facility after the bid is complete.

“The supply chain will be mostly local and will be supported to increase the local capacity and technology level,” Massaro said.

He added that the consortium also aimed to transfer skills and cooperate with universities to create a sustainable railway culture in South Africa.

As Dudula was created for the sole purpose of providing rolling stock to Prasa’s rolling stock renewal programme, the company would be deregistered if not awarded the contract.

Prasa earlier reported that it anticipated appointing the preferred bidder by the end of November.

Edited by: Mariaan Webb
© Reuse this Comment Guidelines (150 word limit)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Other Rail News
Updated 1 hour 58 minutes ago Uganda could rely on income from future oil exports to finance an $8-billion railway if funding talks with China fail to bear fruit, its president said. Yoweri Museveni confirmed that Uganda had started negotiations with China on building the line that would link to...
The Railway Safety Regulator (RSR) on Friday said it was investigating a collision between a locomotive and a bus carrying 45 people at a platinum mine, in Rustenburg, on Friday morning. The accident occurred on a mining siding when the bus transporting mineworkers...
TRANSNET FREIGHT RAIL The benefits to Transnet from the training are improvements in performance and productivity
The graduation of 85 employees of State-owned logistics company Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) in rail sciences planted the seeds for future rail industry growth and formed an integral part of TFR’s R201-billion rail infrastructure roll-out plans, Transnet CEO Brian...
Article contains comments
More
 
 
Latest News
Small Business Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu
Updated 1 hour 3 minutes ago Ensuring that small, medium-sized and microenterprises (SMMEs) were included in the mainstream economy had to form part of the “radical economic transformation” targeted by the current administration, Small Business Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu said on Tuesday....
Updated 1 hour 40 minutes ago Uganda could rely on income from future oil exports to finance an $8-billion railway if funding talks with China fail to bear fruit, its president said. Yoweri Museveni confirmed that Uganda had started negotiations with China on building the line that would link to...
Updated 2 hours 39 minutes ago JSE-listed materials supplier Afrimat expects to report basic earnings per share (EPS) of between 59c and 64c, when it releases its interim results for the six months ended August 31. This would be between 20% and 30% higher than the EPS of 49.1c recorded in the...
More
 
 
Recent Research Reports
Defence 2014: A review of South Africa's defence industry (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Defence 2014 report examines South Africa’s defence industry, with particular focus on the key participants in the sector, the innovations that have come out of the sector, local and export demand, South Africa’s controversial multibillion-rand...
Road and Rail 2014: A review of South Africa's road and rail infrastructure (PDF report)
Creamer Media’s Road and Rail 2014 report examines South Africa’s road and rail transport system, with particular focus on the size and state of the country’s road and rail network, the funding and maintenance of these respective networks, and the push to move road...
Real Economy Year Book 2014 (PDF Report)
This edition drills down into the performance and outlook for a variety of sectors, including automotive, construction, electricity, transport, steel, water, coal, gold, iron-ore and platinum.
Real Economy Insight: Automotive 2014 (PDF Report)
This four-page brief covers key developments in the automotive industry over the past 12 months, including an overview of South Africa’s automotive market, trade figures, production and the policies influencing the sector.
Real Economy Insight: Construction 2014 (PDF Report)
This five-page brief covers key developments in the construction industry over the past 12 months. It provides an overview of the sector and includes details of employment in the sector, infrastructure and municipal spending, as well as insight into companies’...
Real Economy Insight: Electricity 2014 (PDF Report)
This five-page brief covers key developments in the electricity industry over the past 12 months, including details of State-owned power utility Eskom’s generation activities, funding and tariffs, independent power producers and prospects for the sector.
 
 
 
 
 
This Week's Magazine
The broad-based black economic-empowerment (BBBEE) alignment process in the con-struction sector has begun, dur-ing which the sector codes of the Construction Sector Charter Council (CSCC) will be aligned with the revised Codes of Good Practice (CoGP), which come...
It is second time lucky for Toby Venter. Ten years ago he negotiated to buy the Kyalami racetrack, but “the deal did not materialise”.
Environmental solutions company I-Cat started construction work on its R22-million, 1 949 m2 environmentally sustainable office and warehouse facility, commissioned by I-CAT Environmental Solutions, at a launch event in October. The new sustainable I-CAT campus,...
IAN EVANS AirWatch file synchronisation and sharing system was initially designed for a large airline company
Effective file synchronisation and sharing across an organisation’s structures can provide the basis for robust mobile-device and document management while maintaining proper backup, version control and content distribution. These are the lessons learned by complex...
Hotel group Carlson Rezidor currently holds the largest hotel pipeline in Africa with 30 hotels and 6 300 rooms under development. The hotel group develops and operates Radisson Blu in the upper upscale segment and Park Inn by Radisson in the mid-market segment. With...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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