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ABB to help electrify Indian railways

ABB to help electrify Indian railways

October 17, 2018 - ABB has an order of about $18 million from Indian Railways to supply traction transformers. These transformers are customized for the WAP-7 type electric locomotive. The 6000 horsepower strong locomotive can haul 24 coaches at speeds of up to 140 kilometers per hour.

The project is part of the 'Mission Electrification' initiative of the Indian Railways, which aims to convert an additional 24,000 kilometers of railways from fossil fuel to electrification. The mission also aims to enhance energy efficiency by adopting high quality equipment and facilitating the increased adoption of renewable energy in railway operations.

The transformers will be manufactured at ABB’s Vadodara facility in Gujarat.

ABB transformers power some the world’s electrical locomotives and train sets. In addition to traction power solutions, ABB provides a power portfolio for rail and urban transport solutions including static frequency converter stations, power quality systems, ABB Ability network management systems, energy recuperation and energy storage systems, system studies and dynamic traction power supply simulations based on software tools.

About ABB

ABB is a specialist in power grids, electrification products, industrial automation and robotics and motion, serving customers in utilities, industry and transport & infrastructure globally. Continuing a history of innovation spanning more than 130 years, ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 147,000 employees. 

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