voestalpine Böhler Welding

Fabrication welding of locomotive frames

Success Story | India

Thousand locomotives in ten years’ time

In 2015, General Electric India received a letter of award from the Indian Ministry of Railways for the supply and maintenance of 1000 diesel locomotives of their Evolution Series. Part of the US$ 2.5 billion joint venture contract is a US$ 200 million investment by General Electric in a new factory in Marhowrah in the state of Bihar which will become operational in the second half of 2018. The first locomotives from this factory are scheduled to be delivered in 2018 and production of the full diesel locomotive fleet will take 10 years. The project is part of the Indian railway modernization program. BÖHLER HL 51 T-MC metal-cored wire was selected as primary filler material for welding the locomotive bogies.

 

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