Westport LNG Tender offers more than 10,000 gallons LNG capacity that provides longer range than a diesel locomotive, reducing the need for LNG refueling infrastructure and refueling stops. It utilizes an industry standard vehicle design and 40′ LNG ISO tank, which minimizes cost and will allow production volumes to be rapidly increased as the industry migrates to LNG.
Besides, intelligent fueling controls will allow tenders to supply fuel to natural gas locomotives from virtually any manufacturer, reducing operational complexity and investment in different proprietary fuel supply solutions. Each tender can support two locomotives, reducing the capital investment required to move to LNG.
“CN is testing natural gas locomotives and Westport’s experience in providing LNG solutions for transportation makes it the natural partner for us,” said Gerry Weber, CN Vice-President Supply, Fleet and Fuel Management. “These tenders will be used immediately with our dual fuel locomotives in mainline service, allowing CN to continue to explore this technology as a means to advance the company’s sustainability agenda and improve environmental emissions.”
Source: Westport Innovations Inc.