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New Consortium to Bid for PRASA Stock Renewal Programme
A LOCAL black-owned and controlled South African rail company, Naledi Rail Engineering,has joined forces with two international partners to form Dudula Rail (Pty) Ltd, in order to facilitate a bid for the R123-billion rolling stock renewal programme launched by the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA).
Dudula Rail, formed in partnership with Swiss-based rolling stock manufacturer, Stadler Rail Group and global automation company ABB, is expected to bid successfully for the design, manufacturing and assembly of PRASA’s rolling stock.
“Our consortium has been put together in such a way that the manufacturing and assembly of the rolling stock will take place in South Africa and carried out by South Africans. We are confident that we will not only meet but also exceed PRASA’s targets for local content and job creation,”Felice Massaro, spokesperson for Dudula Rail revealed.
Dudula Rail, utilising the expertise of its global partners, Stadler and ABB, has included training and skills developmentas as an integral part of the PRASA bid, and will also take steps to increase the local manufacturing capabilities across all aspects of the industry.