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Hitachi Energy wins orders to speed up the electrification of Indian Railways

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Bangalore, January 19, 2022Hitachi Energy India Ltd. has won orders exceeding Rs 160 crore for its key electric components to support the electrification of the country’s rail routes. As the operator of the world’s fourth largest railway network, Indian Railways strives to 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), part of Indian Railways, placed orders with Hitachi Energy for traction transformers for passenger and freight locomotives in the October-December 2021 period.

The electrification of rail is a key element of India’s drive towards net zero carbon emissions.

Venu Nuguri

“Electricity will be the backbone of the entire energy system and at Hitachi Energy we are committed to the accelerated electrification and decarbonization of the world’s transportation and rail sectors,” said N Venu, Managing Director and CEO, Hitachi Energy India Ltd.