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Thursday, July 9, 2020

Clayton Equipment to build two new locos for Sellafield

Clayton Equipment is to supply two innovative Hybrid+™ Diesel CBD80 locomotives to Sellafield Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority. These will enable Sellafield to realise significant commercial savings from reduced operation and maintenance costs as well as the greener benefits of reduced emissions from the cleanest diesel engines, a reduced carbon footprint, reduced noise levels, greater haulage capacity and increased reliability.

The CBD80 locomotive is a self-contained 80-tonne Hybrid+ Bo-Bo locomotive with on board battery charging. Battery charging is undertaken from a three-phase supply, providing emission-free solutions, or from the low emission, EU Stage V diesel engine.

Clive Hannaford, managing director of 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”.

Founded in 1931 and now based in Burton upon Trent, Clayton Equipment is the only British independent locomotive manufacturer in the UK capable of designing and manufacturing locomotives up to 150 tonnes. It ‘leads the way’ in offering low emission rail locomotives with the additional benefit of UK-based customer support.

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