News Releases 2017Meiden receives order for traction transformers on Dedicated Freight Corridor in India

Meidensha Corporation (Meiden) has received an order from the consortium of Sojitz Corporation of Japan and Larsen & Toubro Limited. of India to supply Scott-connected transformers and auto-transformers on the Western Dedicated Freight Corridor (Western DFC), a railway being constructed between Delhi and Mumbai.

Eleven (11) sets of Scott-connected transformers and eighty four (84) sets of auto-transformers will be supplied to the Western DFC project, which is partially financed by yen-based loans from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). This financing is subject to the Special Terms for Economic Partnership, which provides Japan’s advanced technologies to developing countries by requiring a substantial use of Japanese technologies and products. Western DFC is being developed by the Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India Ltd.

The order was granted to Meiden and its Indian subsidiary, Prime Meiden Limited (PML), to supply transformers on the Vadodara-Mumbai section (Phase 2) of the railway. It follows a transformer order received in December 2016 for the railway’s Rewari-Vadodara section (Phase 1).

Currently, the global transformer market is dominated by large international companies and local manufacturers. Therefore, Meiden has made focusing on overseas bases one of its strategies for its transformer business. In line with this, Meiden has focused on the Indian market in pursuing transformer sales to take advantage of PML’s location. In June 2016, Meiden acquired additional shares in PML, making it a subsidiary with a 60 percent stake. The company’s Indian business strategy culminated in the two aforementioned orders. Meiden aims to reach 65 billion yen in sales in 2020 for its transformer business.

Meiden marked the 120th anniversary of its founding this year. As a company that supports social infrastructure, Meiden will strive to continue to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse global transformer market to create a better future.



Map of Western DFC

Meiden and PML will supply transformers for the 423-kilometer section between Vadodara and Mumbai (Phase 2) .



Scott-connected transformers for Western DFC

Scott-connected transformers are applied for AC power feeding systems for railways, changing three-phase voltage or ultrahigh voltage power into two-phase voltage power.

[Product Features]

  • Soundproof walls reduce noise.
  • Compact design thanks to our electric field strength analysis technology.
  • Full insulation design (arrester is not required)
  • Rated specifications: 132/55kV 60/84/100MVA and 220/55kV 60/84/100MVA.



Auto-transformers for Western DFC

Auto-transformers are applied for AT feeding systems. Meiden has supplied a total of about 400 units to Shinkansen lines and other railways. (Photo shows 60/30kV 7.5MVA model.)

[Product Features]

  • To be applied to AT-feeding systems.
  • Auto-transformer is installed at each substation post to improve the return of rail current to the power feeding line.
  • Rated specifications: 55/27.5kV 8MVA, or 14.3MVA.


Prime Meiden Limited

Location: Gurgaon, Haryana State
President: Kazumi Ikarashi
Business areas: Manufacture of power transformers as well as transformer engineering, procurement and construction (EPC).
Founded: April 1, 2014
Number of employees: 425 as of December 2016

Prime Meiden Website

Contact at Meiden on this press release:
General Affairs & Public Relations Division
Tel: +81-3-6420-8100