The MoU was signed by Mr. Khaled ALHARBI, Senior Vice President of Operations at Saudi Railway Company and Mohamed KHALIL, Managing Director of Alstom in Saudi Arabia. It is reported by Railway Supply magazine with reference to RailUK.

Alstom
Picture: Saudi Press Agency

The goal is to explore opportunities for the future of sustainable mobility in Saudi Arabia and work actively to develop and implement rail infrastructure and capability related solutions in line with Vision 2030.

“This partnership gives Alstom the opportunity to expand our collaboration with Saudi Arabian Railways and work together to meet the Kingdom’s mobility needs as Vision 2030 progresses. The focus on sustainable mobility solutions, including hydrogen technology, will be key to the Kingdom’s diversification and economic growth,” said Mama SUGUFARA, Alstom’s Managing Director for MENAT (Middle East, North Africa and Turkey).

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Alstom first arrived in Saudi Arabia in 1951 when it installed the first gas turbine. Since then, the world leader in mobility has been a key factor in the development of the region’s transport infrastructure. Today, the company remains the Kingdom’s leading provider of sustainable mobility solutions through its investments in rail transport systems.

Recently, Saudi Arabia, one of the first countries in the region, announced its commitment to achieve zero emissions by 2060. Sustainable mobility infrastructure such as rail transport will play a key role in realizing a country’s sustainable development goals as it aims to create a more sustainable future for its citizens and region.

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