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Clayton Equipment secure additional Hybrid+™ Locomotive order from Tata Steel, Port Talbot

Clayton Equipment secure additional Hybrid+™ Locomotive order from Tata Steel, Port Talbot
March 10, 2020 Jessica Salt

Clayton Equipment, the only British independent locomotive manufacturer in the UK capable of designing and manufacturing locomotives up to 150 tonnes, has agreed a contract to supply a further two Hybrid+ Diesel CBD90 locomotives to Tata Steel, Port Talbot. The steelworks fleet will eventually include a total of five Hybrid+ locomotives supplied by Clayton Equipment.

The Clayton Equipment CBD90 locomotive is a 90 tonne Bo-Bo locomotive. The locomotive is self-contained, with on board battery charging. Costs and emissions are significantly reduced by the Hybrid+ technology. Battery charging is undertaken from a 3-phase supply, providing 100% emission free solutions or from the low emission, EU Stage V Diesel engine.

As part of Tata Steel’s requirement to replace their ageing Port Talbot fleet, many of which are over 60 years old and to deliver further growth, they are to invest in a further two CBD90 locomotives. The fourth and fifth instalments of new Hybrid+ locomotives, the largest built in the UK for over 20 years will represent both  Tata Steel and British based Clayton Equipment working together.

The locomotives built will be straight to work, and the new configuration will allow Tata Steel to realise significant commercial benefits from their investment in greener technology including reduced emissions from the cleanest Diesel engines, reduced carbon footprint, reduced noise levels, greater haulage capacity and increased reliability.

Clayton Equipment who ‘lead the way’ in offering low emission rail locomotives also provide the additional benefit of UK based customer support.

Clive Hannaford, Managing Director at Clayton Equipment, said: “We are very proud to work with Tata Steel UK and to supply an additional two CB90 locomotives. This enables Clayton Equipment to provide Tata Steel with sustainable, low emission environmentally compliant locomotives which meets their commitment to invest in new technology and provide cost savings”.

About Clayton Equipment Ltd:

Clayton Equipment Ltd has an enviable reputation for its ability to both design and build modern traction of all sizes, incorporating modern technology and meeting the latest emission standards with a long pedigree in the railway industry dating back to its formation. Clayton Equipment is well positioned to take full advantage of the growing demand for new environmentally friendly traction.