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Siemens Mobility's Largest Order in the Locomotive Sector Goes to India

Siemens Mobility's Largest Order in the Locomotive Sector Goes to India
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17 / 01 / 2023

Siemens Mobility has obtained an unprecedented order from Indian Railways for 1,200 locomotives with 9,000 horsepower (HP), marking the largest single order in the company's history and a milestone for Siemens India.

Siemens CEO Roland Busch expressed pride in supporting India's sustainable transformation of its transportation sector as the country aims to nearly double its rail freight capacity. The new locomotives will significantly contribute to the development of the world's largest green rail network and reduce CO2 emissions by over 800 million tons throughout their lifecycle.

Michael Peter, CEO of Siemens Mobility, expressed delight in partnering with Indian Railways to deliver one of the most powerful electric locomotives in existence. These locomotives will boost freight transport on one of the world's largest rail networks, potentially replacing 500,000 to 800,000 trucks over their lifespan. This historic order underscores Indian Railways' commitment to 100% electrification of rail traffic in India, further solidifying Siemens Mobility's position in the country and supporting the burgeoning railway market. The cutting-edge locomotives will be utilized for freight transport across the Indian Railways network, hauling 4,500-ton loads at a maximum speed of 120 km/h, and featuring advanced propulsion systems produced locally in Siemens Mobility factories in India.

India boasts one of the world's most extensive rail transport and logistics networks, with over 22,000 trains carrying 24 million passengers daily. The Indian Government aims to increase rail's share of freight transport from 27% to 40-45%. India is among the few nations with an almost entirely electrified rail network and is committed to achieving zero CO2 emissions by 2030, with the 9,000 HP project as a testament to this goal. Siemens Mobility, as a technology leader, is dedicated to providing world-class solutions to revolutionize rail in India, building upon a relationship that began in 1867 when Werner von Siemens and his brothers constructed the Indo-European telegraph line from London to Calcutta.