The ONCF had launched in March 2017 an international tender for this project. Alstom pledges to ensure service and maintenance of the 30 Prima M4 locomotives after their delivery. The locomotives have a nominal power of 5.5 MW, a maximum operating speed of 160 km/h and operate under 3 KV DC voltage. They can be equipped with ETCS level 1.
They require minimum maintenance and provide a high reliability level and low lifecycle cost thanks to the modular design.
“We are delighted that ONCF has renewed its confidence in our company and our products. Thanks to a consolidated and historical partnership based on mutual trust and a real teamwork spirit with our customer, 20 Prima locomotives have been successfully in service in Morocco since 2011. Today, with this new contract, our journey continues and we are proud to contribute to the development of the Moroccan railway infrastructure”, said Brahim Soua, Managing Director of Alstom in Morocco.
Present in Morocco with 350 employees, Alstom has contributed to several structuring projects, such as the delivery of Citadis trams to the cities of Rabat and Casablanca, and 12 Avelia Euroduplex trains for the High Speed Line, which will link Tangier to Casablanca for over 2 billion dollars.
In its plant in Fez, Alstom produces cable bundles for rail applications and electrical switchboxes that are supplied to its European plants and mounted on trains exported around the world.
Alstom has been manufacturing locomotives for more than 100 years with the first electric locomotive produced in 1926.