The wagon is a modified HHA coal hopper wagon which has covers
fitted to ensure that the product is kept dry whilst being conveyed from
loading site to destination. The wagon modification was
manufactured at the WH Davies workshops at Shirebrook and offers the
most advanced design covered hopper wagon in the UK biomass market.
The wagon was moved from Shirebrook to the Freightliner workshops at
York earlier this week and has already had viewings from several
generating companies who are examining the potential for the generation
of renewable power from sustainable biomass.
|Freightliner Heavy Haul has unveiled a new covered hopper wagon for use within the biomass market, to ensure the product stays dry. Photo courtesy of Freightliner
Michael Leadbetter, Freightliner’s General Manager Coal &
Biomass, added “Visits by other customers are already lined up to
examine the wagon. The wagon and concept has been extremely well
received so far by everyone. We have worked well with the designers and
manufacturers to develop this wagon."
"Having developed its design
following consultation with the generation industry, I am now confident
to inject it into the market and we will be undertaking trials with it
in the near future.”