Hitachi Energy wins orders to support electrification of rail routes 

Hitachi Energy India Limitedhas won orders worth over Rs 1.60 billionfor key electric components to support the electrification of the country’s rail routes.

Indian Railways aimsto achieve 100 percent electrification of broad-gauge routes by 2023. The Government of India’s electric locomotive manufacturers, Chittaranjan Locomotive Works (CLW) and Diesel Loco Modernisation Works (DMW) have placed orders with Hitachi Energy for traction transformers for passenger and freight locomotives in the October-December 2021 period.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 HitachiEnergy’s transformers.

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