Hitachi gets order of transformers for 400 locomotives in IndiaChristian Fernsby ▼ | July 13, 2020
Hitachi Ltd.’s group arm in India got an order for transformers for 400 electric locomotives from the state-backed Indian Railways for 1.2 billion rupees ($15.9 million).
Hitachi India railway train
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Transformers reduce voltage to a suitable level when electric locomotives receive currents from overhead lines, channeling electricity to power essential train functions such as traction, lighting and brakes as well as heating and ventilation, Hitachi said in a statement last Thursday.
The installation of Hitachi’s transformers is part of the Indian government’s efforts to achieve zero carbon emissions within the next 10 years, the statement said. ■