Danfoss India strives to transform a sustainable outlook for Indian metros

Danfoss India offers cutting edge Drives solution of varying capacities to enhance the safety, comfort, energy efficiency, sustainability, and reliability of metros.

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Danfoss Industries Pvt Ltd., 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), Danfoss offered cutting edge Drives solutions of varying capacities to enhance safety, comfort, energy efficiency, sustainability, and reliability of metro networks. The equipment provided help Metros meet their sustainability goals by reducing their overall carbon emissions and energy footprint. The installation of Danfoss Variable Frequency Drives has contributed to 15%-25% energy savings across various applications at the KMRC and CMRL projects.

Ravichandran Purushothaman, President, Danfoss Industries Pvt. Ltd., India Region, said: “In a rapidly urbanising world, concerns of energy efficiency and carbon emissions have become paramount. With regards to this, making urban mobility sustainable and climate-friendly is a critical element in paving the way for sustainable urbanisation in India. Danfoss’ domain expertise in Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning solutions (HVAC) for metro applications comes from years of experience having worked closely with metro projects both in the domestic and global markets such as Dubai, China, USA, Singapore etc. making Danfoss an ideal solutions provider. Through our projects, we are proud to support the nation’s infrastructure requirements with our highest standard of efficient technological interventions to keep our metros safe and sustainable.”

The first Danfoss Drives Solutions package of 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 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 to date. These Drives solutions are integral to various applications such as Tunnel Ventilation Fans, Trackway Exhaust Fans, Chillers, Pumps, Air Handling Units, etc.

Palanisamy Lakshman, Head – Drives Sales, Marketing & Service, Danfoss, said: “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 prestigious projects such as Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation (BMRC), Kolkata Metro Rail Corporation (KMRC), DMRC – 1, 2 & 3, CMRL, etc. – to name a few. Today, Danfoss commands a 90%+ market share across various metro projects in India, due to our strong value propositions.”

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