Hitachi ABB Power Grids India has won an order worth ₹ 120 crore for Indian Railway electrification from electric locomotive manufacturer Chittaranjan Locomotive Works (CLW).
The company will be delivering its transformers to the Government of India’s electric locomotive manufacturer, CLW, for the production of 400 passenger and freight locomotive engines.
For this project, Hitachi ABB Power Grids India is delivering transformers split between the 6,531 kilo-volt-ampere (kVA) for CLW’s goods locomotive engines and the 7,775 kVA for passenger. These transformers feed power to essential train functions (eg traction, lighting, heating and ventilation, brakes, signaling and communication). They are a critical link in the traction chain, driving train performance and operator services.
“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,” said N Venu, Managing Director, Hitachi ABB Power Grids India. “Railways are the backbone of environmentally-sustainable transport and our pioneering technology will help successfully balance energy expansion with the reduction of emissions.”
Through the project, Hitachi ABB Power Grids continues to contribute to the country’s mission to be the world’s first net-zero carbon emitter by the end of the decade. Hitachi ABB Power Grids India’s transformers can withstand the harshest of climate conditions and yet maximize safety as well as energy and eco-efficiency.