Infrastructure, Transport and Industry

Keolis opens a new section of the Hyderabad automated metro (India)

sophie Canciani - 25-sept.-2018 06:57:20

  On Monday 24 September, 2018 Keolis opened a new section of the automated metro line 1 in Hyderabad, adding 16 km of track to the existing 30 km   With this new section, the network is now 46 km long and is expected to carry more than 150,000 passengers per day   This achievement paves the way for the final phase of the network and confirms Keolis’ leadership in automated metro systems   Keolis and its partners have completed the opening to the public of the first line of the automated metro in Hyderabad, which was partially opened in November 2017. This extension adds 16 km of track to the current 30 km network in use. To mark the occasion, an official flagging-off ceremony was held on Monday 24 September at Ameerpet station in the presence of the Governor of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana States, His Excellency E.S.L. Narasimhan.   With the extension, the network now stretches over two lines for a total of 46 kilometers and includes 40 stations, which places Hyderabad’s metro as the second biggest network in India. The extended line, which now links Ameerpet to LB Nagar, includes two important interchange stations, Ameerpet and MG Bus Stations, with the latter being one of the biggest elevated stations in the region. It now allows commuters to reach the south east of the city, and thus crucially serve the most densely populated areas of Hyderabad, which are located nearby to its old city. The number of daily passengers is expected to rise from 85,000 to more than 150,000. When the network is finally completed in 2019, it will be 72 km long, include 66 stations and carry an expected 1.5 million passengers per day.   Eric Moinier, Managing Director of Keolis Hyderabad, said: “ This is a major milestone we have reached today alongside our client and partner Larsen & Toubro and it takes us closer to the final stage of the network’s completion, which is expected to happen within the next year. With this extension more Hyderabad residents and visitors - to this growing city - will benefit from a modern, clean and safe transport solution. We will continue to strive to give them the best passenger experience.”   The 18 trains running on the network are built by Hyundai Rotem and equipped with the communication-based train control (CBTC) system provided by Thales, which allows improved headways and safety for passengers.   Keolis was awarded the operations and maintenance contract in 2012 by the concession-holder L&T Metro Rail. The core elements of that contract includes operating and maintaining 57 metro trainsets as well as stations, depots, track, signalling, telecommunications, ticketing systems and ticket sales at stations. Keolis Hyderabad currently has 800 employees.   As a pioneer and global leader in automated metro systems, Keolis counts 320 km of lines in cities such as Hyderabad (India), London (United Kingdom), Lille and Rennes (France), Shanghai (China) and Doha (Qatar).   About Keolis   Leading the way in public transport, Keolis partners with public decision makers to make shared mobility an asset for cities and their communities. Internationally recognised as the leading operator of trams and automated metros, Keolis adopts a determined innovation approach with all its partners and subsidiaries (Kisio, LeCab, EFFIA, Keolis Santé and Cykleo) to develop new forms of shared and customised mobility, and reinforce its core business across a range of transport modes including trains, buses, cars, trolleybuses, shared private hire vehicles, river shuttles, ferries, cycles, car sharing services, electric autonomous vehicles and urban cable cars.   In France, Keolis is now the leader in medical transport services through the creation of Keolis Santé in July 2017 and positioned as the number two car park operator, through its subsidiary EFFIA.   The company is 70% owned by SNCF and 30% by the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ). Keolis employs 63,000 people in 16 countries and recorded a turnover of 5.4 billion euros in 2017. Today, over 3 billion passengers worldwide have used one of the shared mobility services offered by Keolis. www.keolis.com   * Historically based in France, Keolis has expanded its operations in Germany, Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, Denmark, India, Luxembourg, Norway, the Netherlands, Portugal, Qatar, Sweden, the UK and the USA.


Technique Solaire wins its second project in India of 20MW AC

Sophie Canciani - 25-mai-2018 08:27:22

After the first ground mounted solar project of 5 MW AC commissioned in March 2017 in the state of Uttarakhand, India, the Technique Solaire group continues its international growth by winning their second project in the state of Maharashtra, India. The construction of this solar photovoltaic power plant of a total capacity of 20 MW AC will take place in 2019.   This new success marks a new step into Technique Solaire’s development in India.   With an objective of 100 GW to be installed by 2022 and the creation of the International Solar Alliance (ISA) in partnership with France, the Indian government makes solar energy development a priority. Despite a very strong competitive environment for solar sector in India, this win indicates Technique Solaire’s ability to realize large-scale projects. With the projects won during the last tenders in France of the Commission de Régulation de l’Energie (CRE), the group now has a “pipeline” of 90 MWp solar photovoltaic projects to be built within the next 20 months. In addition, the group will launch the construction of its first Biogas injection plant in the second semester of 2018. In parallel, Technique Solaire continues to study new opportunities for the group in one or two other countries.


A trade delegation of French companies organised by Business France will be in India during French President Emmanuel Macron’s visit (10th-12th March 2018)

Purva Marwaha - 08-mars-2018 08:18:34

On the occasion of the visit of the President of France, Business France accompanies a delegation of 18 French companies wishing to develop and strengthen their activity in India.   All sectors are represented: Industry, Energy, Infrastructure, Environment, Services, Health and Agriculture through the following companies:  2PS ; ABSOGER ; ACCUWATT ; DE VIALET ; ECM TECHNOLOGIES ; ELDIM ; ELISATH ; FAMOCO ; KERLINK; LABORATOIRE GILBERT ; LYRA NETWORK ; MCA PROCESS ; QOS ENERGY ; SOLEAN ; SIGFOX ; STERELA ; VALECO ; VIEUX POINTET.      Each of these companies will benefit from a specific Business Meeting program organized by Business France India. It is a huge opportunity for them to have more visibility, to participate in the highlights of the visit, to access key contacts, to accelerate their Business relations and to develop technological partnerships .   As of the top 10 largest economies today India is a driving force of global growth with the highest growth rate of the BRICS, which is expected to continue growing in the future (around 7.6% per year versus 3.5% for global growth). Moreover, the country is also committed to new important measures such as the standardization of the indirect taxation (Goods and Services Tax) which came into effect on July 1, 2017 as well as the reform of bankruptcy law to improve the ease of doing business in India (ranked 100th out of 188 countries according to the World Bank in 2018 and with an improvement of 30 places in a year). India is a growing market for our French companies with a potential to generate employment and is a huge added value and potential; in services, in the manufacturing sector and in high growth sectors like technology, software, energy and urban development. " Already over 400 French companies are in India, there is a potential for many more to come and develop business ties here ," said Sophie Clavelier, Senior Trade & Investment Commissioner for India based in New Delhi. French companies are looking forward to forging many partnerships and trade ties with our Indian counterparts in the public and private domain and this State Visit will be a huge opportunity to capitalise on for both parties.     Contact presse : Shilpa PATIL,   shilpa.patil@businessfrance.fr Cell + 91 98 33 90 22 60      


The EDF Group pours all its energies into the new Solar Power Plan with a view to developing 30 GW of solar capacity in France by 2035

Sophie CANCIANI - 26-févr.-2018 08:04:09

Jean-Bernard Lévy, the EDF Group’s Chairman and Chief Executive, announced the launch the EDF Solar Power Plan. Over the period of 2020 to 2035, the EDF Group - through its subsidiary EDF Energies Nouvelles - intends to develop and build solar plants in France totalling 30GW of installed capacity, in addition to its other renewables development initiatives in France and worldwide. This volume is four times greater than France’s current solar energy capacity [1]   This ambition is aligned with the government’s goal of rebalancing France’s energy mix through the massive expansion of renewable energy capacity across the country. EDF’s Solar Power Plan is also expected to create tens of thousands of jobs in France during the construction period 2 .  The EDF Group will leverage all its resources in order to sustain a vigorous rate of expansion: -       Identification and use of land from its portfolio of land assets: locations close to nuclear power plants, reconversion of industrial wasteland or dismantled sites, development of floating solar plants on hydroelectric sites; -       Use of internal resources; -       Involvement of industrial and financial partners. Along with the above, EDF will also be working together with the public authorities to identify suitable parcels of land for the construction of new solar facilities. Statement from Jean-Bernard Lévy,  EDF Chairman and Chief Executive: " The Solar Power Plan is of an unparalleled scale and marks a real turning point in EDF’s development of solar power capacity. It is a concrete illustration of the goals outlined in the Group’s CAP 2030 strategy, which was initiated in 2015 and aim to double the Group’s installed renewable energy capacity by 2030. EDF now has a new roadmap in renewables for the next fifteen years". Statement from Antoine Cahuzac,  Group Executive Director in charge of Renewable Energies and Chairman-Chief Executive of EDF Energies Nouvelles :  " The EDF Group is recognised for its expertise both in France and abroad when it comes to developing all forms of renewable energy. We are proud of our pivotal role in the development of new solar power capacity in France. This effort comes in addition to our plans for expanding on wind and hydro capacity. It is a further sign of the Group’s commitment to the energy transition". A key player in energy transition, the EDF Group is an integrated electricity company, active in all areas of the business: generation, transmission, distribution, energy supply and trading, energy services. A global leader in low-carbon energies, the Group has developed a diversified generation mix based on nuclear power, hydropower, new renewable energies and thermal energy. The Group is involved in supplying energy and services to approximately 37.1 million customers, of which 26.2 million in France. The Group generated consolidated sales of €71 billion in 2016. EDF is listed on the Paris Stock Exchange. 1. As at 30 June 2017, France had 7.4GW of installed solar capacity. Source: Public statistics for the ministry in charge of environmental and social affairs. 2. 1MW accounts for 5 to 10 jobs during the construction period. Source: ADEME source : http://bit.ly/2CIuuOq


A delegation of French suppliers travel to India for the 9th edition of "India Nuclear Energy 2017" Exhibition

Julian HOARAU - 25-oct.-2017 08:30:40

    Press Release – October, 2017     A delegation of French suppliers travel to India for the 9 th edition of “India Nuclear Energy 2017” exhibition   Under the impetus of His Excellency Mr. Alexandre Ziegler, Ambassador of France to India, Business France – The French Trade & Investment Agency and GIIN – French Nuclear Suppliers Association, the French suppliers of the nuclear industry will take part in the India Nuclear Energy exhibition for the nineth consecutive year to be held on 9th and 10th November 2017 at the Nehru Centre, Worli in Mumbai. 20 French suppliers will exhibit at the INE 2017 exhibition, showcasing the whole range of expertise that France can offer to meet the needs of countries seeking to build new nuclear facilities and take advantage of experienced suppliers and already proven technologies in the nuclear sector.   India has evolved into a leading market for the nuclear sector, given the sheer size of its program. NPCIL and EDF are currently involved in discussions for the supply of six EPRs (1650 MW X 6). Special addresses will be given by H.E Alexandre Ziegler and by Mr. Gérard Kottmann, President of AIFEN (The French Nuclear Industry Exporters Association), during the opening ceremony of the conference organized by UBM on 9th November in the morning, titled “Showcasing the renaissance in the Indian nuclear energy sector”. Mr. Philippe Anglaret, President of the GIIN, will also be a speaker in the “Supply Chain” round table that takes place on 9th November, in the afternoon. He will provide an overview of the experience France has accumulated over the years in the design of the various types of reactor that exists across the world. He will also highlight the importance of strengthening Indo-French collaboration through the “Make in India” initiative for the development of new projects. Senior officials from EDF and the institutional public agencies of France that work in the nuclear field such as the CEA, INSTN, I2EN and ANDRA will also be present as distinguished speakers during the first day seminar organized by UBM.   Please come and visit us on the French Pavilion to meet the representatives of the French delegation and to learn more about their expertise.       Following are the French companies exhibiting at the INE 2017 (French Pavillion):   Company Stand n° Website ANDRA G52 www.andra.fr ASSYSTEM G47 www.assystem.com AXON CABLE G54 www.axon-cable.com    CEA G53 www.cea.fr/english EDF G51 www.edf.fr/en/ EGIS G40 www.egis.com ERMES G32 www.ermes-electronics.com FUJI ELECTRIC G48 www.fujielectric.com GEORGIN G39 www.georgin.com GIIN G30 www.giin.fr HOWDEN G55 www.howden.com INSTN G52 www-instn.cea.fr/ I2EN G53 www.i2en.fr/en JST TRANSFORMATEURS G32 www.jst-transformers.com NOVINTEC G37 www.novintec.com NUVIA (Outside French Pavillion) G28 www.nuvia-india.com                                               OAKRIDGE G38 www.oakridge.eu PYROCONTROLE (Groupe Chauvin Arnoux) G39 www.pyrocontrole.com REED EXHIBITION G31 www.reedexpo.com REEL G38 www.reel.fr SEGAULT G33 www.segault.fr VELAN G33 www.velan.com BUSINESS FRANCE G29 www.businessfrance.com/in                                                 French companies like AERO-SOLUTIONS, BOCCARD, NAVAL GROUP, SEFTIM, SITES, THERMOCOAX, VSL, CORYS, DAHER, EKIUM, NEOTISS, QUIRI, SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC, SOGETI, EMERSON, MATIERE and VALLOUREC will also be present as visitors during the India Nuclear Energy Exhibition and can be reached on the French Pavillion during the exhibition. The French Nuclear Industry, AIFEN and the federation PFME will also be present at the exhibition on the stands of Reed Exhibition/WNE and EDF respectively.   Hospitality partner : Taj Lands End, Mumbai   Main sponsor of the event :   AIFEN and the Nuclear Expertise from France (NEF)   Other sponsors : Core Energy & Systems Private Limited, Precifab Engineers Private Limited Supported by :   EDF, Indo-French Technical Association, GIIN, AIFEN, NEF and PFME The French Pavillion, the B2B meetings and the conference during the INE 2017 exhibition has been organized by Business France under the guidance of Dr. Philippe Montarnal, the Nuclear Counsellor of the French Embassy, India.   For more information please contact:   Business France - The French Trade & Investment Commission   Shilpa PATIL (Head of Dept – Marketing & Communication) Ph: +91 22 66 69 40 83 E-mail: shilpa.patil@businessfrance.fr   Kushal SENGUPTA (Trade Advisor – Industry & Cleantech) Ph: +91 22 66 69 40 27 E-mail: kushal.sengupta@businessfrance.fr   To know more about Business France India http://en.businessfrance.fr http://www.youbuyfrance.com/in/      


Le bureau Business France de Bangalore recrute 1 Chargé(e) de Développement au sein de son pôle Industries & Cleantech

Purva Marwaha - 27-sept.-2017 12:59:59

                F o n c ti on pr i n c i p a l e :   S ou t enir l es en t r e p r is e s f r ançai s es d ans l eur d é v elo p pement co m me r ci a l en Inde   S e c t e u rs c o n c e rnés : In d ustri e s and Cl e an t e c h ( I&C)   D ate de recr u t eme n t   : 16 oct o b r e 2 0 17. CDI so u s c on t r at l o c a l.   E n v i ron n eme n t de t ra v ail : L e s b ureaux B u s i n e s s F r a n c e s o nt l es r e l a i s à l ’ é t r a n g e r de l ’ A g e n c e f r a n ç a i s e p o u r l e d é v e l o p p e m e n t i n t erna t i o n al d es e n tre p r i s e s . I l s o nt p o u r v o c at i on : •   l e   r e c u e i l   et   l ’ a n a l y s e   d ’ i n f o r m at i o n s   s ur   l es   é v o l u t i o ns s e c tor i e l l es e t ré g l e m e n ta i r es ; • l ’ a cc o m p a g n e m e n t d e s e x p o r ta t e urs et d e s i n v e s t i ss e u r s f r a n ç a i s s ur l es m ar c h é s e x tér i e u r s ( d i ff u s i on d ’ i nf o r m at i o n , orga n i s at i on de m i ss i o n s d e pro s p e c t i o n, m i s e en c o nt a c t a v ec d e s p a r t e n a i r es p o te n t i e l s , r e c h e rc he de d é b o u c h é s) , un s o u t i e n s p é c i f i q u e ét a nt a p p or t é a u x P ME ( p e t i tes e t m o y e n n es e n tre p r i s e s ) ; • l a pro m ot i o n de prod u i t s et de tec h n o l o g i es au t r a v ers de l’ or g a n i s at i on de p av i l l on F r a n c e s ur d e s s a l o n s i n t e r n a t i o n a u x , de c o l l o q u e s , m a i s a u ss i pa r d e s a c t i o n s de c o m m u nic at i o n d a n s l a p r e ss e étra n g è r e s p é c i a l is é e . • l a pro m ot i on d e l ’ a t tra c t i v i té de l a F r a n c e, de s es e ntreprises e t de s es ter r i t o i r es et f a v o r i s e l’ a cc u e i l e t l ’ a cc o m p a g n e m e n t d e s i n v e s t i ss e u r s i nt e r n at i o n au x .     Mi s s i o n s p rop o s é es : L e C h ar g é d e D é v e l o pp e m ent e s t p ri n ci p al e m ent et sa n s qu e cela s o it l i m itatif en ch a r g e d es s ec t eurs d e l’i n d u strie (en p artic u l i er l’aé r o n a u ti qu e, le sp a tial, les i ndu stri e s m écani qu es, les m i n es et m a t ériel d e Tra v a u x P ub lic s ) e t d u s ec t eur d u Bâti m ent.   Ce p ér i m è t r e s ec t o riel et s o n c o n t e n u p o u rr o n t ê t r e mo d if i és, sur d écisi o n d u D ire c t e u r p ays, p o u r o p t i m i s er l’ o r g a n isati o n g énérale de Busi n ess Fra n c e I nd e.   P o s i t i onne me n t dan s l ’o rg an i s a t i o n B U S I N E S S FR A N C E I nd e    Ce p o s t e est b asé au bu re a u B u si n ess F r a n ce d e Ba n g alore m ais n éc e ssi t era d e tr a v ai l ler a v ec l es éq u i p es d e D el h i, B o m b ay e t C h en n ai. L e ch a r g é ( e) d e d é v e l o pp e m ent s e ra rattac h é f o n ct i o nn ell e m ent au D i r ec t eur d u B u reau d e B a ng alore et h iérarc h i qu e m ent au chef d e p ô le I&C b a s é à D e l h i . I l / elle ra pp o rtera d irec t e m ent a u C h ef d e p ô le et au D i r ec t eur d u bu reau de Ba ng alo r e.   C on te n u du p o ste   L e C h ar g é de D é v e l o pp e m e n t d e v ra :   Traiter t o u t es les d e m a nd e s entra n t e s d es ent r epr i ses fra n çaises s’i n t é res s a n t a u x se c t e u rs c i - d essus m ent i o nn és. Y a pp o r t er la ré p o n se a pp r o p riée en f o n c ti o n d e la d e m a nd e, d es caract é r i stiq u es d u m ar c h é i nd ie n , et d u ca t alo gu e d es p res t at i o n s B u si n e s s F r a n c e . I d entif i er    d es    o pp o r tu n i t és    d ’affa i res   p o u r    l es    e n trepr i ses fra n çaises d a n s l es s ec t eurs qu ’il o u elle su i t . Po u r c ela, il o u elle d e v ra c o n stru i re et ent r e t en i r u n rés e au d e c o n ta c ts     a v ec     l es     i ndu striels     i nd ie n s,     les     a ss o ci a ti o n s p r o fess i o nn elles, les ac t eurs pub lics, au ni v eau l o cal e t f é d éra l . S u r   la   b ase   d es   o pp o rt u n ités   d é t e c t é e s,   i l / el l e   d e v ra   ê t r e p r o acti f / v e p o u r susc i t e r la d e m a nd e d es ent r epr i ses fra n çaises d a n s les s e ct e u rs q u ’il suit. Po u r c ela, il o u elle d e v ra c o n stru i re et ent r e t en i r u n rés e au d e c o n ta c ts en F r a n c e a v e c les a s s o ci a ti o n s p r o f e ssi o nn elles c o n cer n é e s, les relais en rég i o n s ( CCI, D I R - D R), l es p ô les d e c o m p é t it i v i t é et cl u s t ers, l e s ent r epr i ses en d ire c t i d e n tifiées v i a S I COM (base d e d o nn é es B u si n ess F r a n c e ), v ia les c a t a l o gu es d es salo n s fra n çais et i n t ern a t i o n a u x d u se c t e u r, v ia les m iss i o n s en F r a n ce (sa l o n s, SI S , j o u r n é e s pays , … ). Av o ir un e v i si o n str a t é g i q u e d es s ec t eurs qu ’il su i t et ê t r e en m esu r e d e p r o p o s er à s o n chef d e p ô le un e p r o g r a m m at i o n p ertine n te   d es o p érat i o n s d e   p r om o t i o n  c o l l ec t i v e d e   l’ o ff r e fra n çaise. I l / elle d e v ra parf a i t e m ent m aîtri s er l es o u tils i n f o r m a ti qu es, en p artic u lier S I C O M (base d e d o nn é e s B u si n ess F r a n c e ), respec t er les p r o c e ssus p r é v u s p ar la Qu a lit é , renseig n er s o u s S I COM t o u te la relat i o n cl i ent, y v er se r t o u t e la c o nn aissa n ce qu ’il a d es sect e u rs qu ’il su i t (f i ches sur les o p ér a t e u rs i nd ie n s , c o m p t e - ren du s d ’ent r e t ie n , d e v is i t e s d e sa l o n s , … ), p a r fa i t e m ent m aîtri s er les règ l e s d e c o n structi o n budg é t ai r e d es op érati o n s c o lle c ti v es et l e p r o c essus d e p r o g r a mm a ti o n / réalisat i o n d e ces o p érat i o n s c o ll e cti v es ( l a n ceme n t, i t érat i o n d es budg e t s, cl ô tur e ).   P il o t e r   en   d ir e ct   l es   o p é r ati o n s   c o l l ec t i v es   p r o g r a m m é es,   d e m a n ière au t o no m e e t sur l a base d’ u n r é tr o - p la nn i n g p récis. Ca p acité   à   r ecruter   les   e n treprises   fra n çais e s   p art i ci p a n t e s : c o n stit u ti o n d e b ases d e p r o spect i o n effica c es, ar g u m entai r e c o m m ercial      p ercuta n t      et      la n ce m ent      d es      o p ér a ti o n s su f fisa m m ent t ô t. Ass u m er   l es   o b j ec t ifs   f i x é s   et m e t tre   t o u t   en   œ u v re   p o u r   y p arv e n ir. Entret e n ir u n d ia l o gu e nou rri et c o n stru c tif a v e c s o n chef d e p ô le, s o n d i r ec t eur d e bu r eau, ses c o rres p o nd a n ts d e la fi l i è re I&C   à P a ris (c h efs d e p r o je t, chefs d e se r v ice p ri n ci p ale m ent) et ses c o llèg u es C h ar g és d e d é v e l o pp e m ent sur les s e c t e u rs qu ’il su i t.     C omp é t e n c e s e t prof i l re c h e rch é s : - H i n d i c o u r a n t e t b on n i v e au de f r a n ç a i s et d ’ a n g l a is , à l’ é cr i t c o m m e l ’ oral ; - K a n n a d a co u r a nt à l ’ oral s era i t un a to u t . - A p p ét e n c e p o ur l es a c t i vi t és c o mm er c i a l e s . F o rce d e p r o p o sit i o n , d y n a m i s m e, p r o act i v i t é ; - S e ns d u r e l a t i o n n e l et g o û t p o ur l e c o n t a c t a v ec l es e n tre p r i s es ; - i ss ue d ’ u n e fo r m at i on s u p éri e ure e n é c o l e de c o m m e rc e et / o u d ’ u ne f or m at i on d ’ i n g é n i e u r , de m ê m e q u ’ u n e e x p éri e n c e r é u ss i e au s e i n d ’ u n e e ntrep r i s e ; - M a îtrise du p a c k O ff i c e ( W o r d, E xc e l , P o wer P o i nt, e t c .) ; - Cur i o s i t é e t esprit d ’ i n i t i at i v e ; - Cap a c i t é d e t r a v a i l l er e n é q u i pe ; - Cap a c i té d ’ org a n i s a t i on et de g é r er d e s asp e c ts l o g i s t i q u es l ors d ’ é v è n e m e n ts et d ’ a cc o m p a g n e m e n t d e d é l é g a t i o n s . - Ca p acité à tr a v ai l ler v i t e e t à gé r er p l u sieu r s d o ssie r s d e fr o n t ; - A u t o no m i e ; - Ca p acité à se m o u vo ir d a n s deux e n v iron n e m ents c u lt u rels, fra n çais e t in d ien ; - Ca p acité à m a n a g er d e s p r o je t s ; - De v o i r d e ré s er v e .   C o n t a c t p o u r p o s t ul e r :  j e r o m e . j u lli a n d @ bu s i ne ssfr an c e .f r    


India Gets Its First High Horse Power Locomotive From France

Julian HOARAU (repost from NDTV) - 22-sept.-2017 12:47:08

New Delhi:  India’s dream for high horse power locomotive moved closer to reality with the arrival of the first bodyshell of 12000 HP loco from Alstom France at Kolkata port on Wednesday. This first-of-its-kind high-power electric locomotive will be used to haul freight trains at twice the existing speed by next year. The bodyshell for the fleet of the twin-section electric locomotives which Alstom is to supply to Indian Railways was unloaded at Haldia, ready for delivery to the factory at Madhepura where it will be assembled. In November 2015, the public transporter inked a contract with the French company to manufacture 800 such train engines over the next 11 years in a joint venture at the Madhepura locomotive factory in Bihar.   This is the first major FDI (Foreign Direct Investment) project in the rail sector. The first such locomotive, estimated to cost about Rs. 30 crore, will be assembled with components brought in from Alstom’s factories in France and will have its trial run by February next year.   Ads by ZINC   The contract allows for the first five locomotives to be imported, but the remaining 795 are to be manufactured locally in support of the government’s Make in India campaign.     The total contract is worth above three billion euro. This project includes the set-up of a plant at Madhepura (Bihar state) and two maintenance depots at Saharanpur (Uttar Pradesh state)and Nagpur (Maharashtra state). The delivery of the locomotives will spread between 2018 and 2028. The locomotive will run at a speed up to 120 km/h. The Railways is currently using 6,000HP locomotives for freight services. The increase in speed would also result in improving line capacity in the rail network, a railway official said. As per schedule, 35 locomotives would be rolled out from the factory by 2020, 60 in 2021, followed by 100 every year till the target of 800 is completed.   http://www.ndtv.com/india-news/india-gets-its-first-high-horse-power-locomotive-from-france-1753112  


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