19 October 2018 Asia and Indonesia

ABB To Supply Traction Transformers For Most Powerful Electric Passenger Locomotives

ABB has won an order of approximately $18 million from Indian Railways to supply traction transformers. These transformers are customised for the WAP-7 type electric locomotive. The 6000 horsepower strong locomotive can haul 24 coaches at speeds of up to 140kp/h. The project is part of the 'Mission Electrification' initiative of the Indian Railways, which aims to convert an additional 24,000km of railways from fossil fuel to electrification. The mission also aims to enhance energy efficiency by


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