In June, 2009 the Algerian government selected a consortium of China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation CCECC (84%) and Turkish partner Ozgun Construction (16%) to upgrade and electrify the 175 km-long Thénia-Bordj Bou Arréridj section of the Algiers-Constantine line, which will take four years to complete. Contract value EUR1.65 billion. In February, 2010 the consortium chose Canadian engineering construction firm Dessau to conduct the preliminary and final design for the new mixed rail services, with trains reaching speeds of up to 160 km/h. Contract value EUR27.9 million.In July, 2011 Poyry Urban and Mobility business group/Systra was awarded a site supervision project for the new section, including 22 tunnels totalling 16.5 km. Poyry's share as consortium leader is about EUR14.8 million. Project completion in April, 2015. Visit www.poyry.com and www.systra.com. 28/11.