The vehicles are being assembled by Cital, a joint venture of Alstom, Algiers Metro Company (EMA), Ferrovial, and Algerian National Railways (SNTF), at its plant in Annaba.

EMA placed an order with Cital in 2014 for 23 of the 44m-long bidirectional vehicles, which will be used on the 12.6km 16-station Line 1 from El Ksar to Hai Nasr. The Dinars 39.1bn ($US 351m) project is due to be completed at the end of next year.