(TSE:6501) today announced that it has won an order for 15 Energy Storage for Traction Power Supply ("B-CHOP") Systems for a new transportation system in Macau.
The B-CHOP systems ordered today temporarily store regenerative power produced when a train stops or decelerates in rechargeable batteries installed in railway substations.
B-CHOP features high energy density and power density, indicators of battery endurance and power, respectively, as well as a large storage capacity.
Hitachi will continue to develop its rail systems business, cooperating with corporate partners in various countries to make railway traction substations more advanced and environmentally friendly with the relevant cutting-edge core technologies such as B-CHOP.
(NYSE: HIT / TSE: 6501), in collaboration with Hitachi Korea Ltd., has received an order for two 1000kW Energy Storage for Traction Power Supply ("B-CHOP") Systems from POSCO-ICT, a major engineering company in Korea.
Hitachi's B-CHOP system temporarily stores this regenerative power in rechargeable batteries, and reuses this power when it is needed to run other trains.
In October 2006, Hitachi completed a business collaboration contract with POSCO-ICT regarding the sale and maintenance of the B-CHOP system.