Train in Sweden (Photo: SJ/Stefan Nilsson).

Source: SJ/Stefan Nilsson

SWEDEN: Trafikverket has awarded ABB a two-year extendable framework contract covering the supply of more than 400 Relion RER670 intelligent electronic devices. These will protect the infrastructure manager’s 15 kV 16·7 Hz overhead electrification equipment including transmission lines, transformers and catenary at around 50 locations.

ABB has previously has supplied its REO517 design to Trafikverket. This is the infrastructure manager’s first order for the RER670, which incorporates the latest protection, control, measurement and monitoring technology. According to the supplier, this allows it to provide greater functionality and flexibility while being more cost-effective.