Hitachi ABB Power Grids India wins $16 M transformer order for Indian Railways

Hitachi ABB Power Grids India will be supplying its transformers to the Government of India’s electric locomotive manufacturer Chittaranjan Locomotive Works (CLW), for the production of 400 passenger and freight locomotive engines.

Hitachi ABB Power Grids India is providing transformers, which are known for their endurance. They can survive the harshest of climate conditions and yet maximize safety as well as energy and eco-efficiency. For railways, electric energy is supplied as high voltage to the catenary feeder substations. The transformers reduce the voltage to an appropriate level before feeding it to the railway catenary conductors used by locomotives.

Managing Director Hitachi ABB Power Grids India, N. Venu said, “The order from CLW is a prestigious one for Hitachi ABB Power Grids. It strengthens a two decades-long partnership with the customer and enables us to contribute further to India’s mission to advance the economy in a responsible manner. Railways are the pillar of environmentally sustainable transport and our revolutionary technology will help effectively balance energy expansion with the reduction of emissions.”

In this project, Hitachi ABB Power Grids India, is providing transformers fragmented between the 6,531 kVA for CLW’s goods locomotive engines and the 7,775 kVA for passenger. These transformers feed power to vital train functions for instance heating, traction, lighting and ventilation, brakes, signaling and communication. They are a perilous link in the traction chain, driving train performance and operator services.

Through the project, Hitachi ABB Power Grids remains to contribute to the country’s mission to be the world’s first net-zero carbon emitter by the end of the decade.

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