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ABB have received orders worth $85 million from Stadler Rail to supply the traction equipment for projects to expand public rail networks in Luxembourg, Switzerland, and the Netherlands.
This new order follows earlier business from rail operators to expand their existing fleets of Stadler trains for the Swiss Federal Railways (SBB), Luxemburg State Railways (CFL) and the Dutch State Railways (NS). The traction equipment, to be supplied by ABB, will be installed on a total of 90 electric trains, including double-decker ‘KISS’ and the regional ‘FLIRT’ trains.
ABB’s traction equipment is already in use by SBB and CFL, and are in daily operation in Switzerland and Luxembourg. The new order also includes efficient traction converters with integrated power supplies, traction transformers, and battery chargers for 19 new double-decker trains for SBB’s S-Bahn in Zurich.
ABB will also supply lightweight, tailor-made compact traction converters with integrated onboard power supplies for electric Stadler trains for NS operating in the commuter and regional transport system nationwide.
We see continued investment in both rolling stock and infrastructure to expand Europes rail network and meet rising commuter demand. For rail operators there is strong confidence in working with long term partners such as Stadler Rail and ABB, who collaborate to provide deep industry expertise and the latest innovations, said Pekka Tiitinen, president of ABBs Discrete Automation and Motion division. We are pleased to see the growth story continues with both repeat orders and new customers from among the worlds leading rail operators. This order is a further example of ABBs Next Level Strategy and our focus on expanding in growing markets.
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