ABB to enable first electric rail link in Tanzania

ABB has been awarded a contract to supply substation equipment and engineering solutions for a 530-km long high-speed electric rail line between Dar es Salaam and Makutupora in Tanzania.

The substation and electrical equipment will help power two separate but adjoining east-west rail lines – the Dar es Salaam – Morogoro railway line (DSM), and the Morogoro – Makutupora railway line (MDM).

The project is part of a larger plan to link Tanzania’s port cities with interior areas and neighbouring countries with an aim to stimulate regional trade and passenger travel in the region and help strengthen the economy.

The substation equipment and engineering solution will be delivered to the Turkish EPC company executing the project.

Source: ABB