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Transmashholding-Hungary, a Russian-Hungarian Consortium to deliver 1,300 passenger cars to Egyptian National Railways
25 September 2018 y.

Transmashholding-Hungary, a Russian-Hungarian Consortium to deliver 1,300 passenger cars to Egyptian National Railways


Transmashholding-Hungary Kft., a Russian-Hungarian consortium and Egyptian National Railways (ENR) signed a supply contract covering the deliveries of 1,300 sitting passenger cars. The supply contract duration is 5 years since the date of its execution.

The contract awarded to the consortium following the bid called by ENR in 2017, was signed by Mr. Ashraf Raslan, Chairman of ENR and Mr. Sergo-Shakhzada M. Kurbanov, Vice-President of Transmashholding.

Manufacturing companies from China, Italy, India and Romania were among other bidders. The overall cost of the rolling stock to be produced and delivered under the contract exceeds EURO 1 billion. The contract became the largest deal in the history of Egyptian railways. 

It is planned that Tver Carriage Works (TVZ, an entity of JSC Transmashholding), being a part of the consortium, will become the key manufacturer of components. It will be also in charge of transfer of technology and industrial organization. TMH Engineering LLC (an entity of JSC Transmashholding) will play the role of design authority responsible for project technical review.  Hungarian member of the consortium will be manufacturing and financial partner in the project. It is expected that half of awarded quantity will be manufactured at Hungarian facility Dunakeszi Jarmujavito Kft. in cooperation with TVZ, the rest of cars will be produced by TVZ on a stand-alone basis.

The project also anticipates the delivery of components and sub-assemblies for final car fitting at a car building plant, which will be created by TMH International AG (an entity of JSC Transmashholding) in partnership with National Organization for Military Production in the Arab Republic of Egypt. 

Car design will be developed according to the TDA and requests of Egyptian rail operator. According to the contract, the following 5 types of cars will be produced and delivered:

  • 3 class, with forced ventilation – 500 cars,
  • 3 class, with air conditioning – 500 cars,
  • 2 class, with air conditioning – 180 cars, 
  • 1 class, with air conditioning – 90 cars,
  • 2 class, with air conditioning and cafeteria – 30 cars. 

  • The project is supported by the Governments of Egypt, Hungary and Russia, and personally by Abdel Fattah Saeed Hussein Khalil el-Sisi, the President of the Arab Republic of Egypt. The parties positively look at the growth of international cooperation and are confident that further improvement of trade and industrial relationships will make a solid platform for even more ambitious projects in future.