Major order secured in India thanks to BOLD MOVE structure

Delighted by the contract were Anil Rairikar (4th from right), Regional Director India and South Asia, and Manish Bhuptani, Managing Director of TUV India (4th from left), with Gaurav Garg (from right), V Viswanathan, S. P Dhasmana, Sanjay Kubby, Mike Walter, Cenk Altug, Vijayalaxmi Patil and Rakhi Kumari.



An international team from the Rail OBS (Operative Business Segment) of the Industrial Services business unit has landed a major international order: on behalf of the operator of the underground railway system in the Indian capital, TÜV NORD is to assume responsibility for monitoring the construction of 19 metro trains, each consisting of four carriages, as they are being built. The trains have been ordered by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation from the world’s largest manufacturer of trains, CRRC, in Nanjing, China.

“The new BOLD MOVE structures are having a positive effect: Our dedicated team of experts from Germany, India and China successfully came through several tender rounds to secure this major order worth 1.2 million euros for us,” says Yves Schoen, General Manager of TÜV NORD Systems.

Impetus for the project came from its overseers, Cenk Altug, Railway Technology, Rolf Wohlgehagen, Controlling, and Mike Walter, Executive Vice President of the Rail OBS, with the vigorous support of the rail teams in India and China.

“With this major order, we’ve gained a foothold in the Indian railway market which, with its huge potential, is at the heart of our international growth strategy,” says Silvio Konrad, General Manager of TÜV NORD Systems, who is responsible for the expansion of international sales.

The first train on the Delhi Metro ran in 2002; the network now covers some 218 kilometres of track with 164 stations in Delhi and the surrounding area.

Impressions from the Delhi Metro