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BHEL bags single-largest order in Transportation business
New Delhi, September 11, 2009
Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has achieved a
major landmark by securing the largest-ever contract in the
transportation business segment. The order for the manufacture
and supply of 150 electric locomotives has been placed on BHEL
by Indian Railways.
Valued at Rs.990 Crore, the order for 150 numbers 5000 HP 25
kV AC mainline electric locomotives (type WAG -7) is also the
highest value single order received by BHEL from Indian
Railways, till date. With this, Indian Railways have reposed
their confidence in BHEL’s capabilities and technological
BHEL is already executing an order for 50 numbers of similar
rating locomotives for Indian Railways and the present order
is in addition to the ongoing order. The company will
manufacture and supply these locos at the rate of 50 per year
from its Jhansi unit.
Significantly, these locomotives will have many firsts like
ergonomically designed AC cabins for the comfort of drivers;
tri-plate console for brake system resulting in compact and
clean layout; state-of-the art cable management system with
EPDM modules, etc.
In the area of transportation, BHEL is the leading supplier of
traction equipment and electric locomotives to Indian
Railways. The company is gearing up to meet the emerging
demand in the transportation segment, which is expected to
grow exponentially due to Indian Railways’ plans for capacity
enhancements both in rolling stocks as well as Rail network
As part of this, BHEL is infusing new investments at its
Jhansi plant to meet the requirement of Indian Railways for
Electric Locos. The company has also geared up to supply 3
phase IGBT based propulsion electrics for locos and EMUs/DEMUs.