The Siemens and UDT alliance has been awarded a contract to supply operational control systems for the Ahmed Hamdy Tunnel 2, which runs underneath the Suez Canal.
The agreement was signed in Cairo during a ceremony held by UDT, which is responsible for providing technology solutions for the project, and Deutschland Technology and Siemens, which are responsible for providing the equipment and systems.
The digital technology that will be provided by Siemens will ensure the safe and effective transport of vehicles through the tunnel. This will take place via comprehensive control systems that maintain ventilation, traffic, communications, fire alarms, and linear heat detection, in addition to SCADA systems.
These systems contribute to providing round the clock monitoring, and analysing data in real time to assess operating conditions and take decisions on necessary measures to improve traffic flow and enhance safety levels.
Mostafa El-Bagoury, CEO of Siemens in Egypt, said that the tunnel would accelerate the pace of growth in the Sinai Peninsula. He added that the company is proud to continue its contributions that benefit the economy and society in Egypt.
He added that Siemens is working to provide its latest technological solutions aimed at promoting development in Egypt.
Ahmed Hamdy Tunnel 2 includes two lanes, which are 4.25 km in length and 11 meters in diameter. The project is expected to be completed within a year, as it is part of a larger plan to promote economic development in the Sinai Peninsula.
UDT Chairperson Ahmed Nayel said that the coalition is planning to implement a number of projects similar to the tunnel in Africa and the Arab world. A technical office has already been formed from the companies in the coalition, to study the opportunities available in the region.
Mohamed Sorour, General Manager of Deutschland Technology, explained that this alliance possesses human resources that compete in their expertise, level, and experience. Put together, this stimulates the alliance to create a technical engineering entity to enter the Arab and African markets.