ABB India partners with Sterling Wilson, to provide active front-end Variable Speed Drives (VSDs) for ventilation system of the Chennai metro line. ABB has a long-standing association with Sterling and has partnered on several critical infrastructure projects in India, the major one being Asia’s longest road tunnel in Jammu and Kashmir. The Chennai metro takes the planned urbanization agenda a step forward with the opening of the 9-km-long extension. The new line will allow passengers to travel from the northern part of the city to Chennai International Airport in the south in an hour.
ABB solutions are part of this fourth-largest metro system in India with the supply of ACH580, and ACS880 active front end drives to support the metro line’s ventilation system and platform cooling. These drives are a part of ABB’s HVAC offering designed to meet the highest level of safety, reliability and energy efficiency requirements.
Sanjeev Arora, President, Motion Business, ABB India Ltd, said: “This is yet another significant milestone for ABB in contributing to India’s booming infrastructure, and we are proud to be associated with yet another metro rail project in India. Spotlight on ‘Make in India’ initiative is back in the wake of a pandemic that disrupted supply chains. With reforms being charted out, for various sectors for improving ease of doing business; we are aligned towards making India a strong and self-reliant nation. Leveraging our strong local manufacturing footprint, we can provide customized solutions for these key infrastructure projects.”