A consortium comprising Siemens Ltd. and Siemens AG has bagged an order worth Rs. 248 crores from Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Ltd. (DMRC) for the electrification of Phase III of the Delhi Mass Rapid Transit System (MRTS). Out of the total order value, the value for Siemens Ltd. is Rs. 176 crores and for Siemens AG it is Rs. 72 crores. Siemens won the order through an international competitive bidding. This is the first major rail electrification contract awarded by DMRC to the Smart Grid divi-sion of Siemens Infrastructure and Cities Sector.
The project will be delivered in various phases starting with the Central Secretariat- to-Mandi House phase.
The scope of the project includes design, manufacture, supply and commissioning of state-of-the-art 25kV AC rigid catenary system for overhead line electrical supply. The project involves electrification of 26 route-kilometer of tunnels and 42 auxillary sub-stations along the MRTS corridor.
Tilak Raj Seth, Executive Vice President and Sector Cluster Lead – Infrastructure & Cities, Siemens South Asia, said, “Having completed two phases of the metro con-struction in a highly-populated and congested part of Delhi, the DMRC has awarded Siemens with the electrification contract to energize phase III of this project. This order manifests the dependable traction power supply and contact line systems that are a part of our portfolio. The order win from DMRC is further evidence of our strong position in this segment in India.”
Solutions from Siemens Infrastructure and Cities Sector increase efficiency through reliable track feeding points and fewer connections to the distribution grid, which reduces losses and have the ability to support higher traction loads. Siemens is one of the leaders in rail electrification with solutions ranging from electromechanical overhead contact line components to highly-integrated, closed and open-loop control technologies for traction power supplies.