ABB announced that it has secured orders worth more than $100 million from Swiss train manufacturer Stadler.
The orders will see ABB supplying its state of the art traction equipment for more than 160 new trains that will provide service along urban, regional and long distance routes across Europe and the US.
ABB’s traction technologies, which are lighter and more compact than competing systems, translate the power from the overhead power lines into the proper voltage and frequency required by the onboard traction motors. At the same time, ABB’s onboard electronics will make the rail operators being served more energy efficient.
“Our long-standing partnership with ABB provides us with leading and reliable traction equipment on our trains – including traction transformers and converters, onboard power supply systems and battery chargers,” said Thomas Ahlburg, Group CEO of Stadler. “ABB traction equipment drives over 3,000 Stadler vehicles from tramways to locomotives. Together, we have made rail transport more efficient, with improvements for passengers and the environment.”
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