Delivering on autotransformer deal
ABB is delivering around 100 of its 25-0-25 kV trackside autotransformers to Network Rail under a three-year framework agreement that will support the UK’s programme of railway electrification.
With an established reputation for reliability, earned on Phases 1 and 3A of the WCML, the autotransformers comply with Network Rail’s guidelines for 12 kiloamp
(kA) infrastructure and have been modified to reduce no load losses for low traffic areas, a move which is designed to reduce the lifetime energy consumption by around 30 per cent.
The framework covers the whole of the UK, was signed in December 2012 and covers autotransformers rated at 15 megavoltamperes (MVA). .