The first modern electrified railway line in Africa, Addis Ababa-Djibouti Railway, was opened to traffic on Oct. 5. The manufacturing giant SANY Heavy Industry took part in the huge project.
A total of 43 sets of SANY equipment were used in the railway construction, including concrete machinery, road machinery, excavators and cranes. The whole construction period lasted for only 25 months, while the tight schedule hasn't affected the quality, owing to the reliability of SANY equipment and sufficient parts supply.
Thanks to the thorough technical support of SANY, not a single equipment breakdown occurred, guaranteeing the successful completion of the railway project.
The standard-gauge railway runs 751.7 kilometers long, connecting Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia and Djibouti, one of the largest modern ports in East Africa, with the total investment of US$4 billion. As the first electrified railway in Africa, it is designed for trains at the speed of 120km/h.
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