ABB wins traction equipment orders to expand rail fleets in the US and Europe

Switzerland: ABB has won orders worth more than $140 M from Swiss train manufacturer, Stadler, to supply state-of-the-art traction equipment for trains and locomotives in the United States and several European countries.

The orders were booked in the second quarter of 2019.

In Germany, the latest generation of roof-mounted traction converters and dry-type traction transformers will be installed on 64 new FLIRT (Fast Light Innovative Regional Train) trains for the S-Bahn networks in Hanover. The converters are based on ABB’s patented multilevel topology and built with the latest semiconductor technology. Similar traction equipment will also be installed on 12 new FLIRT trains for the Swiss operator Schweizerische Südostbahn (SOB). The ABB-powered train sets will serve regional and long-distance routes.

Stadler’s Spanish subsidiary in Valencia has ordered traction converters and traction transformers for 15 locomotives for operation in various countries, including France, Germany, and Spain. Additionally, traction equipment for new rail vehicles for other European operators in Italy and Slovakia were ordered.

Source: ABB