Siemens wins DMRC electrification contract
Siemens Ltd, along with its consortium partner, Siemens AG, has bagged an order worth Rs248 crore from Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (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 Rs176 crore and for Siemens AG it is Rs72 crore. Siemens won the order through an international competitive bidding. This is the first major rail electrification contract awarded by DMRC to the smart grid division of Siemens infrastructure and cities sector.
The project will be delivered in various phases starting with the Central Secretariat- to-Mandi House phase.
Tilak Raj Seth, executive vice president and sector cluster lead – infrastructure & cities, Siemens South Asia, said, “Having completed two phases of the metro construction in a highly-populated and congested part of Delhi, the DMRC has awarded Siemens with the electrification contract to energise 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 scope of the project includes design, manufacture, supply and commissioning of 25kV AC rigid catenary system for overhead line electrical supply. The project involves electrification of 26 route-km of tunnels and 42 auxiliary sub-stations along the MRTS corridor.