|ABB India has bagged a Rs. 134-crore order to supply traction equipment for electric locomotives manufactured by Chittaranjan Locomotive Works (CLW). The company will deliver traction converters, standalone auxiliary converters and vehicle control units for 64 electric locomotives, which will be used for passenger and freight operations.|
“This order further strengthens ABB’s position in the Indian market where the government wants to equip electric locomotives with the next generation of propulsion systems, with the traction converters. It also supports the larger government initiative of energy efficiency and electrification of railways from introducing tri-phase energy-efficient technologies in electric locomotives and electrical multiple units to technology to drive efficiency in traction and non-traction areas,” said Sanjeev Sharma, Managing Director, ABB India.
“ABB’s technology offerings have also evolved in line with the changing requirements of the Indian Railway network including clean energy, electrification, safety, speed, robustness, and such. Our global leadership in railway and transportation technologies ensures that we can continue to develop and deploy the latest in the future of transportation technology for the fourth largest railway network in the world,” he added.