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Strukton in the running for €130m Suriname railway

9 Nov 14 Suriname’s government has announced that Strukton Systems is a candidate for the construction of a 29km rail connection between the capital Paramaribo and Onverwacht to the south.

Strukton has has already performed a feasibility study for the project and the government announced last week that it might also be named to execute the €130m (£102m) scheme.

The potential contract includes the construction of a double-track rail connection, as well as eight stops, 16 level crossings and a rail bridge. It also includes the delivery of five diesel trains and responsibility for training engine drivers. The aim is for the first travellers to be able to make use of the new public transport system within a year.

Strukton previously performed a feasibility study for the construction of the rail connection. The engineering for this route has also been completed; this included charting the soil testing results, cables, wiring and soil hydrology.

“As a company, we will strive to build a safe, reliable railway,” said Strukton Systems director Lex van Seventer. “We very much want to offer this to the residents of Suriname. Strukton Systems has more than enough technical know-how and experience in rail systems and we can use this expertise to help Suriname with this major project.”

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