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Clayton to supply hybrid locomotives to Macheng Mine

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Clayton Equipment has secured a contract to supply a fleet of 12 hybrid locomotives to the Shougang Group, the parent company for an iron ore mining operation at Macheng Mine in China.

Clayton to supply hybrid locomotives to Macheng Mine

The contract covers the supply of seven 55 t and five 32 t hybrid locomotives for delivery in 2022 – 2023, using the latest hybrid technology enabling safe haulage in the non-electrified loading and unloading areas of the mine. The locomotives supplied are automation compatible and Clayton will be partnering with Beijing Soly, the EPC company contracted to automate the mine haulage levels.

Each of the machines are equipped with a cloud-based system designed to allow remote monitoring of the performance of locomotives anywhere in the world, whether mainline or below ground, giving real-time performance data that further enhances production efficiency, maintenance, and safety via remote access to the machines. This prevents unscheduled downtime, trouble shoot performance issues, investigate faults, install software updates, and customise the operating parameters to suit the mine operators.

Steve Gretton, CEO, at Clayton Equipment said:

“We are extremely pleased to supply 12 Clayton hybrid locomotives to be used in one of the largest Chinese iron ore mines, this contract was secured in a very competitive marketplace. A single order for 12 locomotives enhances Clayton’s worldwide reputation as a leading supplier of locomotives to the mining sector. The locomotives will provide sustainability and will be environmentally compliant to meet our customer’s commitments in investing in new technology and provide cost savings.”

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