Midland Metro Alliance (MMA) did select ABB back in 2020 in a two-stage tender to design, supply and commission DC eHouses feeding the new tramway lines with 750 VDC. A first DC eHouse has been supplied and commissioning successfully in 2022.
ABB has now received a follow up order for two DC eHouses comprising secondary MV switchgear UniSec, dry-type rectifier transformers, diode rectifiers Enviline TDR, DC switchgear Enviline DCGear, RTU based distribution automation and respective site works.
The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) based in Birmingham UK has embarked upon an ambitious plan to regenerate the region. Central to this plan is the expansion of the light rail network, which will triple in size by 2026, providing high quality, safe and dependable tram travel across much of the region. MMA has been appointed by the WMCA to deliver the tram network throughout the region. MMA is a consortium of design experts from Egis Rail France, Tony Gee and Pell Frischmann and rail construction specialists Colas Rail – with Colas’ sub-alliance partners Colas Ltd, Barhale, Bouygues UK and Auctus Management Group.