Ineco has begun providing advice on manufacture and assembly control for the new Alstom trains of Metro de Santiago de Chile. This comes after the company’s previous involvement in developing the basic engineering phases, drafting bidding documents and supporting tender evaluation and contract awarding for the modernisation of the NS74 train fleet (currently made up of 49 five-carriage trains) manufactured in the 1970s by Alstom, which will be replaced by a new fleet consisting of 35 seven-carriage trains.

The company will be sending a multidisciplinary team to Santiago de Chile that will be responsible for technical assistance during testing and commissioning the prototype train.