British Steel wins contract to supply track for Egyptian railway

British Steel has won a multimillion-pound contract to supply rail for a landmark new route in North Africa, the company has announced.

Around 9,500 tonnes of track, produced in Scunthorpe, will be delivered for Egypt’s Green Line railway, the country’s first fully electrified mainline and freight network which stretches from the Red Sea to the Mediterranean.

The network is 660km long and will carry trains for both passengers and goods up to a maximum speed of 155mph.

British Steel is among a number of suppliers providing rail to the project.

British Steel’s commercial manager export, rail, Jerome Bonef, said: “We are delighted British Steel has been awarded this contract and to be involved in such a transformational project for Egypt, which will bring significant improvements to the transport network.

“The British Steel rail business prides itself on providing value solutions to our customers, being easy to trade with whilst providing on-time deliveries with world-leading quality.”

Two shipments will be transported from British Steel to the north Egyptian port of Alexandria this month and in June.