21 February 2019 – Alstom has been awarded a contract by BMRCL to provide power supply and traction electrification for the 33-kilometre extension to Bangalore Metro under Phase II. Worth around €71 million (INR 580 Crores approximately), it is Alstom’s largest third-rail electrification contract in India. Phase II encompasses extension of Bangalore Metro’s existing North-South and East-West corridors, translating to a substantial increase in the reach of the metro and reduction of road congestion.
The scope of the contract includes engineering, supply, installation, testing and commissioning of 750V DC third-rail traction electrification, the construction of 30 33kV/415V auxiliary substations, 26 33kV/750V DC traction substations and a 33kV cable distribution network along the viaduct. Alstom will work on integrating this new infrastructure with the existing system on the Phase I lines including augmentation of SCADA system. The execution of this project will be completed in five phases with the commissioning of the first 6.5-kilometre stretch expected by the end of 2019.
“Our significance of our relationship with BMRCL, going back to 2009, is underlined by the fact that Bangalore hosts one of Alstom’s most significant sites. Alstom’s footprint in systems and infrastructure is growing rapidly, and this project will give us an opportunity to extend our cutting-edge capabilities and solutions to our customer,” said Alain Spohr, Alstom Managing Director, India & South Asia.
Ajay Seth, Managing Director of BMRCL, added: “The new line, once commissioned, will bring in much needed flexibility in the network while significantly reducing vehicular traffic in the city. It will enable Bengalureans to traverse the length and breadth of the city hassle-free and also add positively to the environmental needs.”
This is the second major contract win for Alstom in the city of Bangalore. In 2009, Alstom won the contract to provide the U200 signalling and telecommunications solution for 42 kilometres of track comprising Bangalore Metro Phase I, completed in 2017.
Globally, Alstom designs, builds, delivers, tests and commissions all types of rail electrification infrastructure with a strong focus on customer needs and the capability of offering maintenance of the entire system.
As a promoter of sustainable mobility, Alstom develops and markets systems, equipment and services for the transport sector. Alstom offers a complete range of solutions (from high-speed trains to metros, tramways and e-buses), passenger solutions, customised services (maintenance, modernisation), infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility solutions. Alstom is a world leader in integrated transport systems. The company recorded sales of €7.3 billion and booked €7.2 billion of orders in the 2017/18 fiscal year. Headquartered in France, Alstom is present in over 60 countries and employs 34,500 people.
About Alstom in India
Alstom has established a strong presence in India. Currently, the company is executing metro projects in several Indian cities including Chennai, Kochi and Lucknow where it is supplying Rolling Stock manufactured out its state of the art facility at SriCity in Andhra Pradesh. In the Mainline space, Alstom is executing Signaling & Power Supply Systems for the 343 Km. section on World Bank funded Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor. Phase 1 in the construction of the new electric locomotive factory for manufacturing and supply of 800 units of high horse power locomotives is also complete at Madhepura in Bihar while the depot at Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh is ready to commence operation. Alstom has set up an Engineering Centre of Excellence in Bangalore, and this coupled with a strong manufacturing base as well as localized supply chains, is uniquely positioned to serve customers across the globe.
Today, Alstom in India employs close to 3600 people and in line with Government of India’s ‘Make in India’ policy initiative, Alstom has been investing heavily in the country in producing world class rolling stock, components, design, research and development to not only serve the domestic market, but also rest of the world. www.alstom.com/ India