Linxon wins power supply package order for urban mass rapid transit system in Bangalore, India
The Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation (BMRCL) has awarded Linxon the complete power supply package (including third rail) for the new lines of the Phase II corridor Urban Mass Rapid Transit System in the city of Bangalore, India.
The Bangalore Metro has been operational since June 2011 when it became the first metro system to operate in South India and the first metro rail project in India to be commissioned with 750V DC third rail on standard gauge. The metro is a major contributor in reducing Bangalore’s carbon emissions and has become a core element of the city’s plan to become more environmentally friendly.
The Linxon scope involves engineering, project management, supply, erection, testing and commissioning for the complete power supply scope for the new lines of the Phase II corridor. The project consists of traction substations, auxiliary substations (along with power cables), a 750 V DC third rail system and a supervisory control and data acquisition system for the complete electric traction power. Linxon will also supply a maintenance planning system to BMRCL as part of the project; this will be installed at BMRCL’s operation control centre and integrated with the supervisory control and data acquisition system.
“This project is in line with our vision to provide a full “from grid to vehicle” package in the transportation segment. The power supply solution that Linxon offered is among the most efficient available today and will improve the efficiency of power supply by almost + 10% compared with that of our closest competitor for the project. Effectively, the solution will reduce the carbon footprint and cut greenhouse gas emissions by around 17 million metric tons over a lifetime period of 25 years”, said Frédéric Trefois, CEO of Linxon.
"Our success in winning this project is a great achievement for our team and cements our position of market leadership for power supply projects in the Asia-Pacific region. The rail business has tremendous potential for the coming years and Linxon has been a pioneer in serving this segment”, says Dinesh Chadha, APAC Hub Managing Director for Linxon.
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