Danfoss Industries, a pioneer and industry leader in energy efficient technologies, strives to transform the sustainable outlook for metros in India, in association with metro rail corporations across the country.
In its latest partnership with the Kolkata Metro Rail Corporation (KMRC) and Chennai Metro Rail Ltd, (CMRL) the company is offering cutting edge Drives solutions of varying capacities, to enhance the safety, comfort, energy efficiency, sustainability, and reliability of metro networks.
Danfoss designs are unique, as they not only ensure safety and protection of the equipment, but also help Metros meet their sustainability goals by reducing their overall carbon emissions and energy footprint. At both the KMRC and CMRL projects, the installation of Danfoss Variable Frequency Drives has contributed to 15%-25% energy savings across various applications.
“In a rapidly urbanising world, concerns of energy efficiency and carbon emissions have become paramount. In this regard, making urban mobility sustainable and climate friendly is a critical element in paving the way for sustainable urbanisation in India,” said Danfoss Industries India Region President Ravichandran Purushothaman.
The first Danfoss Drives Solutions package of over 400 IP55 drives for Chennai Metro Rail Ltd. was commissioned in 2013 as part of Phase I of the project, wherein 100% of all Drives requirements for the project were fulfilled by the company. Since then, Danfoss India has provided over 500 units of Variable Speed Drives Solutions to CMRL. Through the course of the Danfoss’ project with Kolkata Metro Rail Corporation (KMRC), which commenced in 2019, over 80 units of Variable Speed Drives Solutions have been delivered till date. These Drives solutions are integral to various applications such as Tunnel Ventilation Fans, Trackway Exhaust Fans, Chillers, Pumps, Air Handling Units, etc, among several others.
Danfoss has been associated with metro corporations since the beginning of the first metro project in India – Phase 1 of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC). Since then, the association has continued to many more projects such as Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation (BMRC), Kolkata Metro Rail Corporation (KMRC), DMRC – 1, 2 & 3, CMRL, etc. – to name a few.