In January 2015 Getinsa has been awarded 5 important railway contracts in Algeria. 4 out of them are related to electrification feasibility and design studies adding up to 1042 km. The remaining contract is on signalling and telecommunication feasibility and design studies for a total length of 92 km.
Current contracts are part of the ambitious extension and modernization plan that is set up to connect main cities with high speed lines and enlarge the railway network up to 12.000 km in 2017. Today the Algerian railway network is made up of 4200 km, most part of it not electrified.
Getinsa has been participating in the development of the Algerian railway network since 2006. In fact a total of 1642 km of electrification studies with the same scope as current ones were allocated to Getinsa last year as well. The new electrification contracts in addition to those awarded in 2014 totalize 2684 km what makes Getinsa in charge of the electrification studies of the majority of the existing non-electrified lines of the country.