ABB wins $70 million order for Delhi metro

Equipment will support major expansion of Delhi's commuter rail network

Zurich, Switzerland, May 22, 2007 – ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won a $70 million order to provide electrical equipment to help Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Ltd almost triple the length of its commuter network by 2010.

The expansion will help the rail network carry an estimated 1.1 million passengers per day in the Indian capital, which is the world’s seventh most populous urban area. ABB provided similar equipment to DMRC for the first phase of the metro’s construction.

“ABB technology is ensuring that commuter trains in Delhi run reliably and efficiently, and helps to ease traffic congestion by offering a mass transport solution,” said Peter Leupp, head of ABB’s Power Systems division. “Our high-quality power products and systems as well as our expertise in electric rail systems mean we are very well positioned to execute such projects.”

The project scope includes electrification of overhead lines, provision of auxiliary substations and a Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition (SCADA) system. For rail networks SCADA effectively monitors field equipment and systems, so operators can take proactive measures to avoid major repairs or service interruptions, enhancing performance and cutting costs. ABB will also deliver products including switchgear and distribution equipment.

The project will add 100 kilometers of track and 75 stations to Delhi’s existing 65-kilometer network with 59 stations. Using similar equipment to that supplied during the first phase of the metro’s construction will help DMRC to save maintenance costs.

ABB ( is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve their performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in around 100 countries and employs about 109,000 people.

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