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BHEL bags Rs.990 crore order for 150 Electric Locomotives from Indian Railways Print E-mail
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Friday, 11 September 2009
New Delhi: Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has bagged a Rs.9,900 Million order for the manufacture and supply of 150 electric locomotives from the Indian Railways. This is the the highest value single order received by BHEL from Indian Railways.

The company will manufacture and supply the "5000 HP 25 kV AC mainline electric locomotives" (type WAG -7) at the rate of 50 per year from it's Jhansi unit. BHEL is already executing an order for 50 similar rating locomotives for Indian Railways and the present order is in addition to the ongoing order.

In the area of transportation, BHEL supplies traction equipment and electric locomotives to Indian Railways. The company is gearing up to meet the emerging demand in the transportation segment, which is expected to grow exponentially due to Indian Railways' plans for capacity enhancements both in rolling stocks as well as Rail network.

As part of this, BHEL is infusing new investments at its Jhansi plant to meet the requirement of Indian Railways for Electric Locos. The company has also geared up to supply 3 phase IGBT based propulsion electrics for locos and EMUs/DEMUs.

The "5000 HP 25 kV AC mainline electric locomotives" (type WAG -7) will have many firsts like ergonomically designed AC cabins for the comfort of drivers; tri-plate console for brake system resulting in compact and clean layout; state-of-the art cable management system with EPDM modules, etc.

BHEL's Industry Sector business segment recorded an all-time high order inflow of Rs.102,540 Million during the last fiscal (2008-09) – an increase of 30% over the previous year in Captive Power, Transportation, Power Transmission, Oil & Gas and other industrial segments.

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