Marmaray Case Cannot Hurt Our Relations - Alstom

For the first time, a statement came from the French Alstom, who is in the consortium of the Marmaray project, which canceled the contract unilaterally. Answering DHA's questions, Alstom Transport's Vice President for Southern Europe, Middle East and Africa Gian Luca Erbacci said, “As in any contract, we had a technical dispute in Marmaray. However, in this case, we have never not hurt our relations with Turkey very substantial investment, "he said.

Transport, energy transmission and production sector, which is the world's leading companies in Turkey and also raises Many projects Alstom Transport South Europe, Middle East and Vice President in charge of Africa Gian Luca Erbacc is for the promotion of Italy's first private train He answered the questions of DHA in Naples where he was.

Within the scope of Marmaray Project, Söğütlüçeşme-Gebze and Kazlıçeşme-Halkalı French Alstom, who is also in the consortium of contractor Doğuş-Japon Marubeni, who is carrying out the modernization of suburban lines and who has terminated the contract unilaterally as of 27 April 2010, spoke for the first time.

Gian Luca Erbacci stated that the issue was in the International Arbitration Court and said, “Our customer (Ministry of Transport) has already explained this. The consortium withdrew from the project due to some technical shortcomings in the contract. The case is ongoing in this regard. We don't know when it will end. There may be problems in every contract. This is quite natural. A unique problem occurred in the Marmaray contract. We are in an industry where our competitors are also very active and strong competition is experienced. For this reason, there is no need to make any explanation. ”

Turkey is among the countries in which they invest a lot of it is very important to emphasize that Erbacc, "Alstom's experience and technology, a well-known worldwide. Turkey is counting on us. The Marmaray case can never hurt our relationships. ”


Erbacc Republic of Turkey, underlining that there is no problem between the Ministry of Transport, "On the contrary, our relationship is good and we continue to work with them. We still have ongoing contracts. We just won the Eskişehir-Balıkesir line Signaling Tender. We have prepared a great team on this subject and they work well. ”


they want to sell the most modern train in Turkey Erbacc the transfer, "These are among the AGV (360 km speeding train every hour) and still have our high-tech train that we're developing. High-speed train lines, which will open in 2012, will compete for tenders in Turkey and we want to win too. I think very positively in this regard. ”

In Turkey, as well as the commercial area project should totally add Erbacc the staff are trying to Turkey, "So there we speak the same language with our customers and we share the same culture. The history of the relationship between Turkey and Alstom wish to continue for many more years, "he said.

Erbacc, economic development quickly realized that government investment in transportation in Turkey have also expressed her appreciation to meet.


Erbacc indicating the presence of the day will become increasingly important in Turkey, "especially as Alstom Grid and Alstom Power, we invest heavily in our centers of expertise to improve the signaling infrastructure. We hope that soon we can produce high-speed trains and subway cars sets in Turkey, "he told purposes.


Alstom's Southern Europe, the Middle East and Train Life Services Vice President responsible for Africa Filippo Scotti said he changed the business model increasingly in Turkey, "the rise of outsourcing. At first, we did not think it was an important country for us. But our relations especially in the last year and a half we have an excellent and became a formidable confidence in Turkey, "he said.

Scotti on high-speed train market in Turkey, stating that they see a very bright future, "Tülomsaş'l da (Turkey Locomotive and Engine Industry Co., Ltd.) We are drafting a serious cooperation. Your country will be much more important to us, especially in the next 2-3 years. We are increasing our investments for this. ”



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