ArcelorMittal ties up with IIT-Madras for Hyperloop testing facility – ET Auto

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ArcelorMittal’s India-based design and engineering arm will also be posting its engineers at the site for providing design and engineering expertise and overseeing the project.

ArcelorMittal has partnered with the Indian Institute of Technology Madras to construct Asia’s first Hyperloop testing facility at their campus in Chennai, which is expected to be operational by March this year.

AM/NS India – a joint venture between ArcelorMittal and Nippon Steel – will supply 400 tonne of steel for fabrication of a 400-metre vacuum tube, which will be used for testing levitating pods at speeds of up to 200 kilometres/hour at the facility.

Apart from this, ArcelorMittal’s India-based design and engineering arm will also be posting its engineers at the site for providing design and engineering expertise and overseeing the project.

IIT Madras is at the vanguard of deep-tech development in India, and TuTr Hyperloop’s technology and tenacity inspire great confidence about their potential to be pioneers in Hyperloop, a mobility transition industry in which steel would have an important role to play,” Pinakin Chaubal, the chief technology officer at ArcelorMittal said.

At IIT Madras, Avishkar Hyperloop, a student team, and TuTr Hyperloop, a start-up incubated at the campus are developing cost-effective Hyperloop technologies.

The central objective of this partnership will be the advancement and commercialisation of Hyperloop technologies for high[1]speed, affordable, reliable and sustainable transportation. The Ministry of Railways is also a partner for this initiative, the statement said.

  • Published On Jan 4, 2024 at 08:09 AM IST

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