Railways AfricaTM

Issue: 6 - 2015

In issue 6 of 2015, Railways Africa interviews president and CEO of GE Transportation Africa, and GE South Africa, Thomas Konditi, about their activities in Africa.

We examine the GE/Transnet partnership to provide 233 Evolution* Series GE ES40ACi diesel electric locomotives, as well as GE’s supplier development vehicle (SDV) and local content commitments.

We discover how Steloy Castings, who recently celebrated turning 30, is forging ahead despite the economic downturn in 2009, decreasing commodity prices as well as heavy electricity hikes and the fluctuating oil price.

Voith makes history with the delivery of the first hybrid rail vehicles in China, driven with two RailPacks 400DE, both with a 375kW diesel engine and a 345kW generator.

And the Rwanda Transport Development Agency (RTDA) announces the shortlist for the Dar es Salaam-Isaka-Keza/Kigali-Musongati (DIKKM) railway project.