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MARG bags Rs 38cr order for fabrication of wagons from Braithwaite Print E-mail
Written by Satish   
Tuesday, 13 September 2011
Mumbai: MARG Ltd, an infrastructure development company, is foraying into the fabrication of wagons with a new order win from Braithwaite & Co Ltd (BCL). MARG EPC’s Industrial Project division has bagged the order worth Rs 37.66 Crore from Braithwaite & Co Ltd which includes fabrication and assembly of 247 BTFLN wagons in the workshop of BCL.

The scope of work includes total fabrication, assembly, fitment of components, painting & finishing etc. of 247 BTFLN (FF) wagon including supply of components & consumables except raw steel, wheel set (without bearings) & dished ends for Braithwaite & Co Ltd (BCL).

"We have recruited a specialised team with technical expertise in wagon fabrication from Kolkata for the fabrication work for the current and future projects," said GRK Reddy, Chairman and Managing Director, MARG.

This will include all types of preparation of total fabrication, drilling, fitting, riveting, huck-bolting, welding, grinding, chipping, cleaning, finishing, handling, wheeling etc., testing of dye-penetration test of welding joints, air brake test of wagon, pneumatic testing, hydraulic testing, shot blasting, painting & lettering of the wagon etc.

The total timeframe for completion of this project of fabricating 247 wagons will be approximately seven months (40 wagons per month as specified by BCL) subject to timely availability of the raw steel, wheel set & dished ends (which are to be provided by Braithwaite).

"We are glad to have bagged this prestigious order from Braithwaite & Co and this order win set marks our foray into the business of fabrication of railway wagons. With technological innovation as a focus, MARG’s EPC division brings in the best of technology and knowledge partners which will help MARG in this new venture. Our technical and mechanical expertise reinforced by International technological partnerships will add value for the successful completion and on-time delivery of this project," Reddy said.

BTFLN wagon is a new and improved frameless Bogie Tanker Wagon used primarily for liquid petroleum products (petrol, naphtha, kerosene, diesel, furnace oil, etc.), and also for vegetable oil and other liquid cargo. This wagon is an improvement over BTPN wagon. The Bogie Pol Tank Wagon Type BTFLN was first developed by “RITES” in collaboration with “AZOVMASH” of Ukraine. Wagons are fitted with CASNUB Bogies, Couplers, Air Brake System and other Components. Spare infrastructure facility along with electricity required for undertaking this work is provided by BCL in its Victoria Works in Victoria.

Braithwaite & Co. Ltd is one of the largest Wagon manufacturers in India with three manufacturing units having been accredited with ISO 9001: 2000 quality standards for wagons, cranes, foundry products and heavy structural. The company was registered and incorporated on 1st December 1976 as a fully owned Govt. of India Undertaking. The company today has three units - Clive Works, Victoria Works both in Calcutta and Angus Works (in Hooghly District), West Bengal. Currently the administrative control of the company has been taken over by the Ministry of Railways. Various works facility of BCL is very well equipped with all requirements for manufacture of Cranes, Foundry products, Machinery Components, Pressure Vessels, Railway Wagons and Heavy Structures for Bridges and other engineering applications.

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