GE's converter station will convert power from the public utility grid which operates at a frequency of 110kV/50Hz to feed into the central German railway network at 15kV/16.7Hz. The solution aims to maxmise efficiency by reducing power consumption in the railway system.

GE says its power solutions can help infrastructure managers with 50Hz networks to avoid unbalanced utility grid loads and reduce complexity in the system by reducing the number of feeder stations and eliminating the dead zone in overhead catenary. Installation can also optimise system operation, reduce failure times and maintenance.

The solution is set to be delivered between 2017 and 2018.