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Siemens to provide control systems for Suez Canal tunnels  

The agreement was signed at a ceremony in Cairo by UDT, which is responsible for the project’s technology solutions, and Siemens and Deutschland Technology, who will provide the equipment and systems. 
Siemens’ digital technologies will ensure safe and efficient transit of vehicles through the tunnel by providing command control, ventilation, traffic control, communication, fire alarm and linear heat detection systems, as well the SCADA systems. This will allow for 24/7 monitoring capabilities and real-time data analysis that can assess conditions and decide on actions to optimize traffic flow and improve safety.
“This tunnel will accelerate growth in the Sinai region. We’re proud that we are continuing to contribute to Egypt’s society and economy,” said Mostafa El-Bagoury, the Chief Executive Officer of Siemens in Egypt. “Siemens has a long history of providing the latest technology to aid in Egypt’s development, and this tunnel is a testament that the country continues to embrace digitalization to improve the efficiency and safety of its critical infrastructure.” 
The two-lane Ahmed Hamdy Tunnel 2 is 4.25 kwilometers long and 11 meters in diameter. The project, which is expected to be completed within a year, is part of a broader plan to spur economic development in the Sinai Peninsula and fits into Egypt’s ambition to transform its road and traffic network into a smart digital system. 
“This consortium plans to pursue related projects in the Arab world and Africa, and therefore we formed a technical committee to jointly study such opportunities and to share our experiences in this space,” said Ahmad Nael, the chairman of UDT. 
Dr. Mohamed Sorour, the CEO of Deutschland Technology, said: “Our consortium has the expertise and capacity that can compete with global firms, and this motivated us to create a technical engineering entity to penetrate the Arab and African markets.” 
Siemens will deploy its latest tunnel control equipment and systems in the Suez tunnels, and will also provide project and integration management services. The company has previously provided a similar solution for the 2.8-km Azhar Tunnel in Cairo and the 3.95-km Port Said Tunnel.

Siemens AG (Berlin and Munich) is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for more than 170 years. Active around the world, the company focuses on intelligent infrastructure for buildings and distributed energy systems and on automation and digitalization in the process and manufacturing industries. Siemens brings together the digital and physical worlds to benefit customers and society. Through Mobility, a leading supplier of intelligent mobility solutions for rail and road transport, Siemens is helping to shape the world market for passenger and freight services. Via its majority stake in the publicly listed company Siemens Healthineers, Siemens is also a world-leading supplier of medical technology and digital health services. In addition, Siemens holds a minority stake in Siemens Energy, a global leader in the transmission and generation of electrical power that has been listed on the stock exchange since September 28, 2020.

In fiscal 2020, which ended on September 30, 2020, the Siemens Group generated revenue of €57.1 billion and net income of €4.2 billion. As of September 30, 2020, the company had around 293,000 employees worldwide. Further information is available on the Internet at

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Mohammed Aly Sergie

Siemens AG

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