ABB books $80 million orders for Spanish commuter train tech

FILE PHOTO: The logo of Hitachi ABB is seen at an office building in Zurich, Switzerland September 10, 2020. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

BERLIN (Reuters) - ABB said on Monday that it had secured orders worth $80 million from Stadler Rail for traction and battery technologies for commuter trains in Spain.

The orders include compact traction converters and high-power lithium-ion battery to power 59 double-decker commuter trains for Spain's state-owned rail operator Renfe.

ABB added that the orders were booked in the fourth quarter of 2021.

(Reporting by Miranda Murray, editing by Kirsti Knolle)

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