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Colas JV wins Algeria metro contracts

ALGIERS, January 26, 2016

Colas, a UK-based provider of civil engineering, maintenance and construction services, said its joint venture with Kou GC has won two contracts for the extension of the metro project in Algeria.

The first contract is for the metro’s €117 million ($127 million) ‘Extension C’, which will take the existing subway line in capital Algiers 3.6km further south and will include three new stations, reported The Construction Index.

The second contract, worth €51 million ($55 million) called ‘Extension A’ involves extending the system by 1.7km to the north of the city. It includes two new stations in the heart of the old town, notably at the Place des Martyrs, it stated.

As per the deal, Colas will be responsible for a 51 per cent share of the overall work, which has a combined value of €168 million ($182 million) and will be carried out for Algiers Metro Company (EMA).

The scope of work for Colas Rail includes implementation of power supply, ventilation and smoke extraction besides railway work, low-voltage work and the ticketing system.

The contract also inlcudes project co-ordination and system integration, the report added.

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