Clayton Equipment zero emission hybrid CBD80 locomotives featured in one of the BBC’s flagship primetime shows at Sellafield Ltd over the weekend.
Countryfile Presenter Tom Heap and a film crew visited Sellafield to record footage and interviews which documented the history – past, present and future of the UK’s nuclear industry.
The Clayton Equipment CBD80 locomotive is a 80 tonne Hybrid+™ 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.
The supply of the two CBD80 locomotives enable Sellafield Ltd to realise significant commercial benefits from reduced operation and maintenance costs. Additional benefits from their investment in greener technology include reduced emissions from the cleanest diesel engines, a 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 service support.
Clive Hannaford, Managing Director at Clayton Equipment, said: “We are very privileged 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”.