ABB wins Rs 270 cr train technologies order for Railways

NEW DELHI, Feb 19: ABB has won more than Rs 270 crore order to supply state-of-the-art converters for electric locomotives from Diesel Locomotive Works (DLW) in Varanasi.

The converters are custom designed for Indian Railways and will be manufactured at one of ABB’s largest factories for locomotive applications in Nelamangala, near Bengaluru.

ABB’s traction solution is based on the latest technology to bring more reliable trains to passengers, while increasing sustainable transport use by moving from diesel trains to electric. This helps rail operators to achieve significant operational improvements.

Today, ABB traction equipment successfully drives more than 250 electric locomotives operated by Indian Railways for both passenger and freight services. In India, more than 20 per cent of three-phase electric locomotives are equipped with traction converters from ABB. Last year, the Government approved plans to fully electrify the Railways by 2022.