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ABB Won South Africa Traction Transformer Orders of Railway Expansion

Number of visits: Date:2/10/2015 10:07:41
[Cable Network] Recently, the leading power and automation technology group, ABB won a $50 million order of Bombardier Transportation, offering 240 freight electric locomotive traction transformer and related products. The freight cars will help form the backbone of the South African power rail.
Traction device is installed in South Africa on the TRAXX Bombardier electric locomotive, will reliably transfer power for locomotive when overhead voltage network operates in double bar 3 kV DC and 25 kV AC line. Since 1998, ABB has  provided Bombardier electric locomotive a number of traction transformer. Because of the versatility and durability design, ABB traction transformer has supplied power train set for more than half of global electric locomotive .
 
South Africa has the most complete railway system in Africa, the continent recently is invested nearly $5 billion for renovation and expansion of railway network, not only convenient for the passengers, but also increasing the ability of efficient transport of goods, including iron ore export to all over the world. In the next 10 years, South Africa aims at improving rail freight market share.
ABB traction transformer can not only adapt to the harsh and demanding environment, but also having the versatility, and it is designed to support more than 1000 km of heavy cargo.

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