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Keolis and Emirates Transport Partnership

Emirates  Transport  (ET)  and  the  French  public  transport  group  Keolis  signed a Memorandum of Understanding yesterday (Sunday)  in Dubai, paving  the way for the two sides to jointly  bid  for  upcoming  operation  and  maintenance  tenders  within  the  UAE public  transport sector.
Keolis  is  a  world  leader  in  passenger  transport,  operating  all  modes  of  transport  across four continents.  The  French-based  multinational  is  supported  by  two  long-term shareholders; the French  National  Railways  Corporation  (SNCF),  which  holds  a  70% share,  and  the  Canadian institutional fund manager (CDPQ) which has a 30% share.
Mohammed Abdullah Al Jarman, general manager of ET, said: “We are delighted and excited to 
have this opportunity to work with one of the largest public transport providers in the world”.
“The transport sector in the UAE has witnessed major growth and development over the last few years and, through  this  partnership, we aim to make our contribution in the sector by combining our considerable expertise and resources,” he added. 
Karim Chaiblaine, CEO of Keolis in Middle East, said: “We feel very privileged to enter into  a partnership with such a prominent company as Emirates Transport.  We  share a commitment to safety and customer focus,  and are determined to provide world-class services to the residents of the UAE. This is the first step in a long-standing and successful relationship.
“Emirates Transport will bring to the partnership its breadth of expertise and its excellent credentials. In particular, Emirates Transport is very experienced in the operation and maintenance of heavy vehicles, and in sourcing and managing local suppliers and partners.
“Its deep knowledge of the local context will be essential in recruitment and training, particularly 
during critical phases such as mobilisation,” he added.



"I am pleased to announce this partnership between Keolis and Nesma. Together, we bring best in-class global expertise, combined with strong local knowledge and support.

Faisal Saleh Al Turki | Vice President , Nesma Holding - Kingdom of Saudi Arabia