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Clayton Equipment secure Third emission free shunting locomotive for large UK multi function nuclear site

Clayton Equipment secure Third emission free shunting locomotive for large UK multi function nuclear site
September 15, 2021 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 an additional contract to supply an innovative CB40 locomotive to Sellafield Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority.

The Clayton Equipment CB40 locomotive is a 40 tonne 0-4-0 battery locomotive. The locomotive is self -contained, with on board battery charging. Battery charging is undertaken from a 3-phase supply, providing 100% maximum emission free solutions.

Fitted with a large battery the CB40 has low operational and maintenance costs, is capable of  long range use without recharging, in addition the regenerative braking ensures reduced brake wear and reduced charging times.

This order follows the recent supply of two 80 tonne hybrid locomotives to Sellafield Ltd as part of their investment in greener technology.

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

Clive Hannaford, Managing Director at Clayton Equipment, said: “We are very pleased with this new order to supply Sellafield Ltd with sustainable, low emission, environmentally compliant equipment which meets their commitment to invest in technology and provide cost savings with long term durability”.