Dominican Republic awards EUR 500 million monorail contract

A consortium led by Alstom will build the first monorail in the Dominican Republic, a contract worth EUR 500 million.

monorail in the Dominican RepublicIt is the first monorail transport system to be operated in the Caribbean. The city of Santiago de los Caballeros in the Dominican Republic wants to build a monorail system and the SIF consortium, led by the giant Alstom, has been selected to build it.

Alstom’s share of the contract amounts to around EUR 370 million, out of a total of half a billion euros. “This project is being financed with the support of the French government,” a statement said. This is the first contract for a monorail system signed by Alstom since the acquisition of Bombardier Transport.

Monorail in the Dominican Republic, 13 km long and 14 stations

“Once operational, the 13 km long monorail system, including 14 stations, will be the first of its kind in the Caribbean. The system is sized to carry up to 20,000 passengers per hour and per direction and will allow faster and more efficient links between the north-west and south-east areas of the city,” the French rail industry group added.

Alstom will be responsible for the integration, testing and commissioning of the entire system, the supply of 13 Inoovia monorail trains, each consisting of four carriages, the driverless signalling, the power supply, with the installation of the tracks, the high-speed switchgear system and the equipment of the related depot.

“This is a historic milestone in the development of sustainable mobility in the Dominican Republic and we are proud to have been chosen to deliver the first monorail system in the country,” said Iván Moncayo, Alstom’s General Manager for the Dominican Republic.

The Alstom giant is present in 63 countries worldwide

Alstom develops and markets mobility solutions that provide a sustainable foundation for the future of transport. From high-speed trains, metros, monorail vehicles, trams to turnkey systems, services, infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility, Alstom offers its customers the most diverse portfolio in the industry.

With a presence in 63 countries, Alstom employs more than 80,000 people from 175 nationalities and focuses its design, innovation and project management skills where mobility solutions are needed most. Listed in France, the company recorded revenues of EUR 16.5 billion for the fiscal year ending 31 March 2023.

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