ABB India partners with Witt India to enhance safety and efficiency in infrastructure projects
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ABB India partners with Witt India to enhance safety and efficiency in infrastructure projects

ABB's smoke extraction motors enhance safety and reliability in India's critical road tunnels, equipped with advanced features to withstand extreme temperatures during emergencies

  • By ICN Bureau | June 19, 2024

ABB India in collaboration with Witt India, a premier manufacturer specializing in tunnel ventilation systems, is setting new benchmarks in tunnel ventilation technology. Harnessing its extensive domain expertise, ABB's cutting-edge smoke extraction motors are successfully deployed for tunnel safety and reliability across India's critical infrastructure development projects. This collaboration aims to contribute towards infrastructure development ensuring safer and more efficient journey for commuters through India’s road tunnels.

These smoke extraction motors power Witt India’s Banana Jet Fans and are integral to tunnel ventilation systems providing essential functions such as airflow management, smoke control, pollutant dispersion, temperature regulation, and energy efficiency.

Its design and operations are critical to ensuring safe and effective tunnel environments, complying with standards, and enhancing the overall safety and comfort of tunnel users. Witt India has integrated ABB's smoke extraction motors in several key projects across the country, such as Rewa-Sidhi Tunnel in Madhya Pradesh and the Kuthiran Tunnel Highway in Kerala.

“Together, with Witt India, we are driving progress in infrastructure safety and efficiency, ensuring secure and smooth travel through India's rapidly expanding network of road tunnels. ABB’s focus towards innovation will ensure high-quality solutions enhancing safety for commuters. The integration of ABB's smoke extraction motors and jet fans in these tunnels aim to augment safety standards as they provide effective smoke management by rapidly extracting smoke during fire incidents, ensuring clear visibility and safe evacuation routes," said Sanjeev Arora, President – Motion Business, ABB India.

This collaboration highlights both companies' commitment to innovation, reliability, and safety in infrastructure development. The infrastructure sector is a key driver of India's economy that aims to reach a 5 trillion USD milestone in the next three years. As the nation undertakes numerous infrastructure projects, increased capital expenditure is fuelling this growth, playing a pivotal role in accelerating sustainable development.

"With our strategic partnership with ABB India, we are transforming safety and operational efficiency in key infrastructure projects in the country. Our collaboration represents a focal point in our mission to elevate safety standards and enhance efficiency across India's vital infrastructure projects. ABB’s motors combined with our Banana® Jet Fans provide unparalleled efficiency to tunnel operators resulting in reduced OPEX and CAPEX costs. With ABB's innovative solutions complementing our commitment, we are poised to deliver state-of-the-art tunnel ventilation systems, ensuring safer travel experiences for all", said Vinod Kumar Jalagam, Managing Director, Witt India.

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