Panama project puts Mechan on the map

May 4, 2018

Following successful factory acceptance tests, we are about to ship our very first order to the Americas.

Working with parent company, CIM, we are delivering a set of 20 12-tonne lifting jacks, four turntables and 40 vehicle stands to a new build depot in the Nuevo Tocumen area of Panama City, as part of a major project to construct a second line in the republic’s capital.

CIM has a contract to install and maintain 50 kilometres of track, catenary and workshop equipment in Panama City, linking the western district of San Miguelito with Felipillo in the east.

Since CIM’s takeover, our international development has accelerated dramatically and we are receiving enquiries from across the globe. This order is particularly significant, as the Americas were the only remaining continents we had yet to supply.

Completion of the Panama City Line Two project is expected in 2019, introducing 21 five-car Alstom Metropolis trains to the capital, significantly improving travel options for its 1.4 million inhabitants. CIM completed Line One in 2014 and has, since then, worked in close partnership with the Panamanian Ministry of Education at a professional railway maintenance training centre.

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