Siemens’ Indigenous Innovation for IR

Mumbai, India – Siemens is equipping Indian Railways’ (IR) 9000HP electric locomotive with the first indigenously-designed and produced integrated propulsion system and steel tank transformer. Indian Railways is upgrading its electric locomotives from 6000HP to 9000HP as part of its rail electrification initiative. The company is supplying high-power traction converters, motors, drive systems and steel tank transformer, which will be part of the propulsion equipment for 9000HP freight and passenger locomotives. These locomotives will boost the haulage capacity of Indian Railways by around 50 percent, thereby improving average speed and utilization of rolling stock assets. The advanced technology aims to save traction energy cost, reducing fuel expenses and carbon emissions. Chittaranjan Locomotive Works (CLW) has pre-commissioned this indigenous 9,000HP electric locomotive and trial runs will commence soon.

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