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Siemens: order worth billions from India for 1,200 locomotives

India has one of the largest rail networks in the world and, according to Siemens, is one of the fastest growing rail markets., The company will now deliver 1,200 electric locomotives to India., It is the largest locomotive order in the history of Siemens' rail division.

    India has one of the largest rail networks in the world and, according to Siemens, is one of the fastest growing rail markets. The company will now deliver 1,200 electric locomotives to India, making it the largest locomotive order in the history of Siemens' rail division.

The railway division of Siemens has received the largest locomotive order in its history from India. Overall, it is about the delivery of 1,200 electric locomotives over a period of eleven years and their maintenance and repair for 35 years, as announced by Siemens Mobility on Monday. The customer of the order with a volume of around three billion euros before taxes is the railway company Indian Railways.

Siemens boss: India wants to build the largest electrified rail network in the world

The locomotives with an output of 9000 hp are to be used in freight traffic. They can tow up to 4500 tons and travel at speeds of 120 kilometers per hour. The drives are to be manufactured in a Siemens Mobility plant in India. The installation is carried out together with employees from Indian Railways in the state of Gujarat. Cooperation is also planned for maintenance.

India has one of the largest rail networks in the world and, according to Siemens, is one of the fastest growing rail markets. "The country wants to almost double rail freight capacity," said Siemens CEO Roland Busch. "I am very pleased about this major order, which will help achieve the country's ambitious goals of building the world's largest electrified rail network." (dpa/sbi)

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