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ABB have won orders worth around $30 million from the Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) and from the private Matterhorn Gotthard Railway to help boost power and increase capacity. The substations will be fitted to one of the world’s most comprehensive and reliable rail networks, the Matterhorn Gotthard Railway.
The order is for three new traction substations to be supplied by ABB, and will enable SBB and the Matterhorn Gotthard Railway to increase their capacity. The aim is to meet the rising traffic volume in southwestern and central Switzerland. The work will be completed by 2018.
These substations will help to strengthen the Swiss railway grid, enhancing mobility and service reliability for millions of people, said Claudio Facchin, president of ABBs Power Systems division. These orders are in line with our Next Level strategy of organic growth through sustainable value creation for our customers and serving communities all over the world.
Matterhorn Gotthard Railway run the railway that is located in the heart of the Swiss Alps and connects skiing and tourist hubs including Zermatt, at the foot of Matterhorn, with Andermatt, a mouton town near the Gotthard Pass. On this railway ABB will install a 132/11 kilovolt (kV) substation at an altitude of 1,346 meters above sea level.
ABB will also install two 132/66/15/11 kV substations for SBB in the towns of Brig and Luins, replacing the temporary mobile substations and providing an additional transmission and distribution capacity.
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