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

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 hybrid CBD80 tonne 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”.


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For further information:

Clive Hannaford on T. +44 (0) 1283 524474 or


About Clayton Equipment Ltd:

Clayton Equipment Ltd has an enviable reputation for its ability to both design and build modern traction of all sizes, incorporating modern technology and meeting the latest emission standards with a long pedigree in the railway industry dating back to its formation. Clayton Equipment is well positioned to take full advantage of the growing demand for new environmentally friendly traction.


About Sellafield Ltd:

Sellafield is a large multi-function nuclear site close to Seascale on the coast of Cumbria, England. Once a former nuclear power generating site, current activities are focussed around the safe and secure operation and clean-up of the Sellafield nuclear site and include nuclear fuel reprocessingnuclear waste storage and nuclear decommissioning. The licensed site covers an area of 265 hectares and comprises more than 200 nuclear facilities and more than 1,000 buildings. It is Europe’s largest nuclear site and has the most diverse range of nuclear facilities in the world situated on a single site.

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