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ABB wins electrification order for Jaipur Metro

The Swiss based power and automation technology major ABB has bagged an order worth $15 million from Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Limited (DMRC) to provide power solutions for Jaipur metro rail network.

The order includes design, supply, installation and commissioning of essential power infrastructure for stage 1 of the East-West Corridor of the Jaipur Mass Rapid Transport System (MRTS).

This section will serve eight passenger stations. ABB will supply 11 auxiliary substations with a rating of 33kV/415V (kilovolt).

The Jaipur Mass Rapid Transport System (MRTS) is being promoted as an eco-friendly project deploying state-of-the-art technologies and is expected to carry approximately 11,000 commuters per hour on each rail corridor when fully operational, reducing road traffic bottlenecks and lowering carbon emissions from cars.

“Our solutions will provide a reliable and efficient supply of power to the Jaipur metro bringing relief to millions of local commuters, easing traffic congestion and lowering environmental impact,” said Brice Koch head of ABB’s Power Systems division.

The project scope also included electrification of overhead lines, provision of auxiliary substations and the supply of a SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) solution, which enables the monitoring and control of field equipment and key components of the power distribution system.

This facilitates smooth operations and enables proactive measures to avoid service interruptions, thereby enhancing performance and optimising cost-efficiency.

ABB will also deliver key products including the switchgear, dry type transformers and distribution equipment.

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