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Alstom secures power supply contract for Kochi metro in India

Posted on March 31, 2015

Alstom was awarded a contract worth $12.5 million from Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) to provide receiving and auxiliary main substations for the Kochi metro. This contract includes high voltage cabling from the state grid for the new 16-mile metro line. Alstom is the main supplier of Kochi metro after it has been awarded previous orders for 25 Metropolis trainsets1, signalling, telecom and electrification2 . Commercial service is scheduled to begin in March 2016.

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Under this new contract, Alstom is in charge of the supply, installation, testing and commissioning of 110kV cabling incoming from the grid (incl. civil works), 2x GIS3 110kV Intake Power Substations and their associated Power Transformers 110kV/33kV, and 33kV/415V Auxiliary Transformers.

"With this new contract which is by the way the first metro receiving sub-station in India, we are supplying most of the Kochi metro line. It reaffirms the trust that the customer has in our products, technology and capability to provide a complete metro system” said Bharat Salhotra, Managing Director, Alstom Transport India.

Alstom designs, builds, delivers, tests and commissions all types of rail electrification infrastructure, adapts them to its customers’ needs, and ensures maintenance. It has installed nearly 4,000km of contact systems throughout the world and takes part in hundreds of power supply projects, including both turnkey contracts and the delivery of separate sub-systems.

Alstom has been present in India for more than a century. The company has recently opened a new facility at SriCity to build metro train sets and has a manufacturing unit in Coimbatore for traction systems and an engineering unit specialized in signalling, telecom and rolling stock in Bangalore. Alstom has strong references in the country both in signalling and rolling stock, including the metro train sets for Chennai and the signalling systems provided for Delhi, Bengaluru and Jaipur metros.

1 Contract value: €85 million, signed in October 2014
2 Contract value for signaling and telecom: €34 million; contract value for electrification: €33 million, both signed in January 2015
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