Spain's Ineco wins support service for the High Speed Line to Marrakech

The strategic market for assistance to the contracting authority ONCF for the extension of the High Speed Line to Marrakech was won by the public engineering office Ineco, beating the French Egis Rail 
La española Ineco gana el servicio de asistencia para la Línea de Alta Velocidad hasta Marrakech - PHOTO/INECO
Spain's Ineco wins the assistance service for the High Speed Line to Marrakech - PHOTO/INECO
  1. Ineco Morocco: from the airport sector to the railway sector
  2. Ineco moves forward with a new impetus
  3. Egis Rail with a firm footing in the rail sector

Last February, the Moroccan National Railway Office (ONCF) put out to tender the strategic assistance market for the extension of the High Speed Line to Marrakech. After a competition between the French company Egis Rail, the Spanish company Ineco and Dar Al Handasha, which was discarded when its administrative file was examined, the Spanish group emerged as the winner.  

This achievement was expected, as its bid was considered the least distant with a difference of 80 million dirhams compared to Egis Rail. Ineco proposed 1.309 billion dirhams, while Egis Rail proposed 1.385 billion dirhams. 

This is to advise the contracting authority, the ONCF, on the infrastructure projects for the LGV between Kenitra and Marrakech, for a contract estimated at 1.4 billion dirhams. This mission should not be confused with that of assistance for the external control of preliminary design studies. 

Estación de tren en Fez, Marruecos - PHOTO/ATALAYAR
Train station in Fez, Morocco - PHOTO/ATALAYAR

Ineco Morocco: from the airport sector to the railway sector

The latest major market won by the Spanish company Ineco concerns the airport sector. The National Airports Office (ONDA) has chosen it for the extension of Mohammed V airport.  

The objective of the study will be to establish the outline and programme for the development of airport infrastructures and terminals between 2040 and 2050. The guidelines of the latest edition of the IATA Airoport and Development Reference Manual ADRM among other globally recognised references will serve as the basis for this study. 

Within the framework of the development of the terminal aeronautical infrastructures of the Mohammed V airport in Casablanca, Ineco's mission, invoiced at some 724,800 euros, will be to build a new runway and its taxiways on the west side of the current terminals by upgrading the terminal facilities and aircraft parking areas between the new runway and the existing runway. This extension will improve the airport's efficiency and operational capacity. 

This mission will last seven months in order to propose short-term improvement measures to optimise the use of existing terminals and infrastructures. It will also suggest several scenarios for the development of Mohammed V airport over the 2040-2050 horizon, taking into account the connections between the terminals, in order to choose the optimal scenario and draw up the appropriate programme. 

The success story that Ineco has begun to write in Morocco has an ambitious group of protagonists who were able to keep their place in the high-speed mega-project that will link Kenitra to Marrakech. 

This opening up to new markets in the North African country not only reflects its aspiration to gain more ground in Moroccan investments, but also the pure speciality of the Spanish company in charge of managing both airports and air traffic in Spain.

Tren de alta velocidad Al-Boraq - PHOTO/ATALAYAR
Al-Boraq high-speed train - PHOTO/ATALAYAR

Ineco moves forward with a new impetus

With more than 55 years in the design of integral, innovative and technological solutions for a new model of more sustainable and safer mobility, Ineco contributes to improving the quality of life of millions of people around the world.      

The company is present on all continents and has a multidisciplinary team of more than 5,500 professionals who tackle technically complex jobs thanks to their specialised knowledge and the application of the most advanced technology.  

Ineco's new drive is based on its human capital, as the company's main value. The priority objective is to continue making progress in order to offer the best service and efficiently contribute to the internationalisation of the important capabilities of the Spanish productive fabric in the fields of sustainable mobility and digital transformation.   

The president of Ineco, Sergio Vázquez Torrón, stresses that "through the 2023-2026 strategic plan, we are moving towards a business model that is larger in scale, more innovative and competitive; and we are moving towards a company that is an even better place to work and progress".

Línea de ferrocarril en Marruecos - PHOTO/ATALAYAR
Railway line in Morocco - PHOTO/ATALAYAR

Egis Rail with a firm footing in the rail sector

The French group consolidated its presence in Morocco when it set up its mainland subsidiary in Casa Finance City, opting for the city of Casablanca as its African headquarters. Egis Rail had succeeded in imposing itself, in the field of LGV, in the external control of pre-project studies. 

These are topographical studies necessary for the ground plans. A mission corresponding to a budget of 63.4 million dollars for the section going to Marrakech and 52.7 million dollars for the section going to Agadir. 

Egis Rail is an international consulting, construction engineering and operations group working in several countries around the world to achieve more balanced, sustainable and resilient territories. 

The French company's areas of work include mobility plans, transport modelling and feasibility studies, project management, financing and cost planning, and civil engineering design and development, among others.