ABB has won an order worth more than INR 270 crore from Indian Railways to supply converters for electric locomotives from Diesel Locomotive Works (DLW), in Varanasi.
The converters for Indian Railways will be manufactured at ABB’s largest factories for locomotive applications in Nelamangala, near Bengaluru, India.
ABB’s traction solution helps rail operators to achieve significant operational improvements, said Sanjeev Sharma, managing director of ABB India.
ABB traction equipment drives more than 250 electric locomotives operated by Indian Railways for both passenger and freight services. In India, more than 20 percent of three-phase electric locomotives are equipped with traction converters from ABB. Last year, the Indian government approved plans to fully electrify the Indian Railways by 2022.