BHEL bags order for 25 kV AC Mainline EMU Trains
Against international competitive bidding (ICB), Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has secured a landmark contract for 146 sets of IGBT-based 3 phase electrics for 25 KV AC Mainline EMU (MEMU) trains.
Valued at Rs.672 Crore, the order has been placed on the company by Rail Coach Factory (RCF), Kapurthala. BHEL’s scope of the work in the order envisages design, manufacture, supply, installation and commissioning of IGBT-based propulsion system and other equipment for MEMU trains of Indian Railways.
These state-of-the-art system and equipment will be developed and produced by the company at its various manufacturing plants located at Bengaluru, Bhopal and Jhansi.
BHEL has been a reliable and trusted partner in the growth of Indian Railways for over 50 years and has always remained in the forefront for bringing in new technology. The company has been supplying electric as well as diesel locomotives, EMUs, propulsion system sets and drives to Indian Railways over the years.
Notably, BHEL has supplied 360 electric locomotives of various ratings to Indian Railways apart from over 370 Diesel Electric Shunting Locomotives to various industries which are operating successfully.