Hitachi ABB Power Grids wins USD 23.2 million transformer order for electrification of Indian Railways

by Mar 10, 2021

Hitachi Power Grids which is listed as “ABB Power Products and Systems India Limited” in India, won orders worth USD 23 million from the Government of India’s electric locomotive manufacturer Chittaranjan Locomotive Works (CLW) and the Central Organization for Rail Electrification (CORE) to power electric freight locomotives for Indian Railways, contributing to the ongoing modernization of the fourth-largest rail network in the world.

For CLW, Hitachi ABB Power Grids will deliver 25kV traction transformers for WAG-9, while for CORE, it will supply 132kV trackside transformers.

Indian Railways is focusing on bringing down logistics costs for industry and supporting the Make-in-India initiative. This plan is in line with the government’s goal of achieving 100% rail electrification by end of 2023 and making Indian Railways a net-zero carbon emitter by 2030. Link to the news: