Moroccan engineering remains the leader of the studies subject to the international call for tenders

Moroccan engineering remains the leader of the studies subject to an international call for tenders, with the national preference clause, launched by the National Office of Railways (ONCF) within the framework of structuring and prospective studies for the future development of the national rail network, said the ONCF.

Won by the company “Egis-Rail Maroc/France”, this call for tenders related to the services of the external control of the studies of summary preliminary project (APS), detailed preliminary project and project (APD- PRO) of infrastructure, civil engineering, structures and earthworks necessary to increase rail capacity between Kenitra and Marrakech and at the Casablanca hub, said the Office, Sunday in a clarification following the “relay by certain media of information presenting great confusion and totally erroneous information on the evolution of the extension projects of the national rail network”.

The call for tenders in question related to the external control of the studies of the three lots relating to the Kénitra-Aïn Sebaa, Aïn Sebaa-Nouaceur and Nouaceur-Marrakech sections, awarded at the beginning of this year to Moroccan firms in consortium with French and/or Korean firms (Consortia: Novec / Ingerop, Setec Maroc / Setec Ferroviaire / Setec International / Setec TPI, and CID / Dohwa Engineering CO, LTD / Korea National Railway), explained the same source.

And to add that this call for tenders for external control concerns the analysis of the functionalities of the Kenitra-Marrakech project, the verification of the fundamental requirements of the project (functionalities, operational safety, maintainability, durability, investment cost, etc. ) as well as verification of the functional programs of stations and terminal facilities, including operating constraints.

“It should be recalled that the privileged positioning of national expertise is no longer to be demonstrated, to support the pursuit and the concretization of the great march of development of the Kingdom, carried out under the far-sighted leadership of His Majesty King Mohammed VI”underlined the national railway operator.

“Capitalizing on the first Moroccan high-speed project, the implementation of which has experienced a significant rate of local integration, Moroccan engineering remains the leader of the studies covered by this call for tenders.”, assured the Office, noting that the foreign design offices have local structures with Moroccan engineers, who will carry out the independent external and technical control, in assistance to the management which pilots the project within the ONCF and ensures that it is carried out in the best possible conditions.

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