KOLKATA (Metro Rail News): Titagarh Wagons, a wagon maker for Indian Railways to a multinational diversified engineering & fabrication group, has come up with an exclusive cooperation agreement with engineering company ABB India, to direct the expanding business of propulsion equipment for the Indian railway EMU or MEMU market.
According to the agreement, Titagarh & ABB will together design, develop and manufacture state of the art IGBT based propulsion systems for EMU or MEMU that will be made in Titagarh’s plant at Uttarpara in Kolkata with some parts being supplied by ABB.
This agreement goes into effect very shortly and is required to begin generating revenue in less than 2 yrs, the company declared in a press statement.
More than 300 EMU or MEMU coaches to the Indian Railways has manufactured and supplied by Titagarh Wagons. Presently, the company is busy executing an order of 102 metro coaches for Pune Metro requisitioned through the Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation (MMRC).
In cooperation with its Italian subsidiary, Titagarh has a developmental order for propulsion systems needed in the EMU or MEMU trains. The cooperation contract signed with ABB will support the execution of all the orders and also give an edge to Titagarh to establish itself in the power electronics sector, as per the release stated.