Spanish railway companies seek to expand their international portfolio in the Middle East

The Spanish Railway Association organized the Spanish group participation, for the fifth consecutive year, in the “Middle East Rail” fair and congress that took place on 25th and 26th February in Dubai, which is the largest event in the railway sector in the Middle East, North Africa, South and Central Asia.

In this year’s edition, a wide range of businesses was present in the Spanish pavilion, from engineering and consulting firms to manufacturers of rolling stock and ancillary industry such as Aquafrisch, CAF, Danobat, Patentes Talgo, Teltronic and Typsa.

Mafex’s commitment to annually attend this professional platform responds to the objective of maintaining the position of relevance that its members have as strategic partners in the mobility plans that have been carried out over the last few years.

Companies in search of new horizons 

The technology, experience and specialization of Spanish companies have been requested to carry out mega projects such as the Medina-La Mecca high-speed line (Saudi Arabia), the

metro lines of Antalya (Turkey), Algiers (Algeria), Riyadh (Saudi Arabia), Doha (Qatar) and Dubai (United Arab Emirates) or the light rails and trams of Abu Dhabi, Astana (Kazakhstan), Ouargla (Algeria), Lusail (Qatar) and Cairo (Egypt), among others.

The authorities in the area have relied on the high expertise of this industry to also undertake very large-scale programmes such as the master plan for the metro of the city of Kuwait (Kuwait) and the master plan for public transport in Muscat (Oman). They are also responsible for the construction and design of the two most emblematic stations and interchanges (Major Stations Project) of the Qatari network: MSheireb, in the historic centre, and Education City, in Doha.