Clayton Equipment Ltd, the only British independent locomotive manufacturer in the UK capable of designing and manufacturing locomotives up to 150 tonnes, has secured an order to supply a further two Hybrid+™ Diesel CBD90 locomotives to Tata Steel UK, Port Talbot.
The steelworks fleet will eventually include a total of seven Hybrid+™ locomotives supplied by Clayton Equipment.
Tata Steel’s requirement for a further two CBD90 tonne locomotives, the sixth and seventh instalments of new Hybrid+™ locomotives, will allow them 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.
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.
Clayton Equipment who ‘lead the way’ in offering low emission rail locomotives also provide the additional benefit of UK based customer support.