- ABB and Titagarh Rail Systems will work together to supply propulsion systems for metro projects in India
- Agreement includes technology transfer and licensing as part of the
government’s “Make in India” initiative
- Partnership has had an early success with orders for equipment to be
installed on metro coaches serving the state of Gujarat
ABB and Titagarh Rail Systems have entered into a strategic partnership to supply cutting-edge propulsion systems for metro rolling stock projects in India. Aligned with the Indian government’s “Make in India” and “Atmanirbhar Bharat” (self-reliant India) initiatives, the collaboration has already achieved early success with orders secured for the design and supply of equipment for metro coaches in the state of Gujarat.
Titagarh Rail Systems specializes in the design, manufacture, supply, commissioning, and servicing of various passenger rolling stock and metro coaches for both Indian and international markets. ABB, a global leader in the design, manufacture, and servicing of propulsion systems and electrical equipment for railways and metro systems, brings its expertise to the partnership. The collaboration aims to capitalize on their combined potential and synergy, establishing a significant presence in the Indian market and extending their reach to other projects and countries.
Key Components and Technology Transfer: Details of the Partnership
The partnership entails Titagarh’s purchase of ABB propulsion systems, including traction converters, auxiliary converters, traction motors, and TCMS software. It also involves obtaining manufacturing rights and production licenses for traction motors, along with the complete transfer of technology for the GoA 4 (Driverless metro) TCMS software from ABB to Titagarh.
Operational Success: Orders for Metro Coaches in Gujarat
The strategic partnership is already making strides with secured orders for propulsion equipment and TCMS for metro coaches in Gujarat, showcasing early operational success.
This agreement is a significant step towards developing in-house capabilities for India’s own TCMS, including driverless (Grade of Automation 4) TCMS, aligning with the government’s vision of Aatmanirbharat.