La Farga opens a route to Israel

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La Farga has been awarded a part of one of the most important rail electrification projects in Israel.

La Farga has been assigned to provide the catenary conductors for one of the largest railway electrification projects in Israel. The project, led by the ACS Group’s industrial subsi- diary SEMI, consists of 1,080 km of railway electrification and 14 substations from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. La Farga will supply the copper conductors, mainly alloys, which will be installed in the catenary, and the material will be delivered over the next 5 years.

This is one of the world’s most important rail corridors, and will substantially improve the transport of goods in Israel. This project is part of an electrification programme promoted by the Israeli government that is estimated at 13,700 million NIS (about 3,400 million euros) which aims to put the coun- try on the high speed map, in addi- tion to changing all the rail lines that run on diesel fuel to electrical lines.

The 1,080 kilometres of catenary run on 420 kilometre stretch, in which there are areas where there are two, four or even five tracks. This line will reduce the current route from 80 minutes to less than 30 minutes, thereby providing a reduc- tion of more than 37.5%.