Clayton Equipment, the only British independent locomotive manufacturer in the UK capable of designing and manufacturing locomotives up to 150 tonnes, is to supply a further two Hybrid + Diesel CBD90 locomotives to Tata Steel, Port Talbot which are currently in the final stages of build.
The steelworks fleet will eventually include a total of seven Hybrid + locomotives supplied by Clayton Equipment.
Tata Steel’s requirement for their fourth and fifth 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.