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ABB & Titagarh Enter into Strategic Partnership for Metro Propulsion Systems 

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NEW DELHI (Metro Rail News): On Monday, ABB, an electrification & automation giant, announced its strategic partnership with Titagarh Rail Systems to supply Propulsion Systems for Metro Rolling stock. 

Scope of Agreement 

It encompasses Titagarh’s purchase of ABB propulsion systems, including traction converters, auxiliary converters, traction motors & TCMS software. It entails securing manufacturing rights & production licenses for traction motors, along with the complete Transfer of Technology (ToT) from ABB to Titagarh. 

Market Expansion

This partnership will provide ABB with a business opportunity to expand its footprint in the emerging market of India in rolling stock and propulsion systems. 

Regarding advantages for Titagarh, it will provide Titagarh with a fantastic opportunity to accomplish and develop such high-end technologies in India for future projects and orders currently in its books. 

Aatmanirbhar Bharata 

This agreement will help Titagarh develop in-house capabilities to have its own TCMS along with TCMS laboratory and source codes, often referred to as the brain of the train. It also qualifies for the latest technology in the market to date. 

Current Status

The partnership has already been entrusted with Propulsion Equipment & TCMS orders for metro coaches in Gujarat.  

Titagarh Rail systems 

Titagarh Rail Systems Limited, previously known as Titagarh Wagons Limited, is a significant Indian company that makes trains and train components. They have won essential contracts from the Indian Railways to build and maintain Vande Bharat Trains. In addition to its involvement in the railway industry, Titagarh is also involved in shipbuilding, bridge construction, and defence.

ABB 

ABB is a Swedish-Swiss multinational corporation headquartered in Västerås, Sweden, and Zürich, Switzerland. ABB is a technology leader in electrification and automation, enabling a more sustainable and resource-efficient future. It is the most prominent company for designing, manufacturing and servicing propulsion systems and electrical equipment for rolling stock used for railways and metro systems.


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