Hitachi Energy wins orders to speed up electrification of Indian Railways

Hitachi Energy India Limited has won orders worth over Rs 1.6 billion for key electric components to support the electrification of the country’s rail routes. Indian Railways aims to achieve 100 per cent electrification of its broad gauge routes by 2023. The Government of India’s electric locomotive manufacturers, Chittaranjan Locomotive Works and Diesel Loco Modernisation Works, have placed orders with Hitachi Energy for traction transformers for passenger and freight locomotives in the period October-December 2021. Traction transformers are critical components in the traction chain that affect both train performance and operator services. More than half the world’s electric locomotives and train sets are powered by Hitachi Energy’s transformers.

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