The contract covers the Surt - Tripoli - Ras Adjir section of the
coastal railway, and the 992km inland line from Al Hishah to Waddan and
Sabha. Both lines are being built by China Railway Construction
Corporation (CRCC) and will open in 2012 and 2011 respectively.
signalling and telecommunications work on both lines will take 45
months to complete, and includes the installation of the European Rail
Traffic Management System (ERTMS). Selex Communications, another
Finmeccanica group company, will partner Ansaldo by providing the GSM-R
system required as part of the ERTMS installation.