Indian Railways Awarded Order to BHEL
BHEL secured two breakthrough orders from Indian Railways for the development, manufacture and supply of 3-Phase IGBT-based propulsion systems.
Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) in end December 2010 declared that it secured two breakthrough orders from Indian Railways. BHEL received order for the development, manufacture and supply of 3-Phase IGBT-based propulsion systems for Electric Locomotives and AC Electric Multiple Units (EMUs). The order for 40 sets for 1400 HP AC EMUs and 30 sets for 6000 HP Electric Locomotives is worth Rs 300 crore and was won amidst stiff competition from leading international suppliers.Winning the order will provide BHEL an opportunity to supply the system within the shortest possible time to Indian Railways in order to become the established supplier for this technology.