Mitsubishi Electric to Supply Traction System for NS Sprinter EMUs

Mitsubishi Electric to Supply Traction System for NS Sprinter EMUs
May 29, 2015 10:23 pm

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation has announced today that it has been awarded a contract by Spanish train builder Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles, S.A. (CAF) to supply high tech traction equipment for 118 New Generation Sprinter (SNG) EMUs for Dutch Railways (NS).

The project, in partnership with the Italian Branch of Mitsubishi Electric Europe B.V., was considered to be one of the biggest train supply orders in Europe during 2014. Mitsubishi Electric secured the contract to supply traction equipment to CAF based on its proven technology, which has been successful both in worldwide markets as well as the Japanese domestic market. The new trains will replace Type SGMm 2 ─ and 3 ─ car “Sprinter” EMUs and the last remaining sets of Type Mat ’64. Delivery and commercial operation of the trains is to start in 2018, with the delivery of the traction system expected to start from 2016.

The scope of the agreement includes the supply of Traction Inverters and other systems related to traction. High-efficiency, regenerative braking performance and downsized equipment will contribute to energy saving.

Mitsubishi Electric and Mitsubishi Electric Europe B.V. have been supplying Traction Inverter products to European transportation markets for some time, having implemented proven Mitsubishi Electric technology during current modernization projects with Deutsche Bahn AG (DB) Intercity Express2 (ICE-2) High-Speed train and other EMUs / Metro projects in Europe. Mitsubishi Electric also expects to see the introduction of new IGBT technology called SiC (Silicon carbide power module) to the market, which will contribute to the development of eco-friendly and energy efficient trains in Europe. is a railway information and news platform. Website presents from all around the world railway sector news, developments, projects and tender for the sector specialists. Railwaynews supports to industry events and announced them for potential participants. Railwaynews plans to collecting data from all around the world, about railway infrastructure, rolling stock, railway transportation datum, geographical datum to present for railway professionals for short term. Railwaynews will build new platforms aims to high value railway business environment for all railway specialists, railway fans and especially railway suppliers and their decision makers. Railwaynews presents whole information from rail professionals to rail professionals.

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