Indian railways electric locomotives: supply & transfer of technology

In July 1993, Indian Railways awarded the contract to ABB Transportation Systems Ltd., Switzerland to design and manufacture 11 high-speed passenger locomotives and 22 freight locomotives featuring state-of-the-art GTO traction technology. The contract also included a complete Transfer of Technology (TOT) of both the electrical and mechanical design and manufacture to enable production of the first indigenously produced GTO three phase drive locomotives in the history of Indian Railways. For the execution of this project a consortium was established between ABB Transportation Systems Ltd. (Switzerland) and ABB Transportation Systems (Australia) Pty Ltd. Part of the fleet of freight locomotives was shipped in kit form directly to India. Final assembly and commissioning was undertaken by Indian Railways staff, under the guidance of Adtranz representatives, at the Chittaranjan Locomotive Works (CLW) in the State of West Bengal. Thereby started the "the hands on" Transfer of Technology for manufacture of state-of-the-art GTO locomotives to Indian Railways. In November 1998, Indian Railways "rolled out" the first indigenously produced locomotive, featuring three-phase propulsion with microprocessor control, demonstrating satisfactory execution of the Transfer of Technology by Adtranz.

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  • Pagination: 11p. ; PDF
  • Monograph Title: Railway technology for the 21st century: CORE 2000: conference on railway engineering, May 21-23 2000, Glenelg, South Australia

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  • Accession Number: 01532027
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Jul 29 2014 11:51AM