Siemens has won an estimated $247.9 million contract to install signaling and train protection technology for a province in South Africa containing the cities of Johannesburg and Pretoria.
Installation work is scheduled to begin in the fall of 2014 and complete by 2018, Siemens announced Dec. 4.
South Africa intends to grow the approximately 11,100-square mile Gauteng Province as an economic region through the project, the company says.
This contract follows a 2011 modernization project covering a quarter of the Gauteng signaling equipment.
State-owned railway company Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa is making a series of investments in locomotives, cars and expansion of track infrastructure.