Gazprom’s unit takes delivery of Russia’s first LNG-powered shunter

A unit of state-owned gas giant Gazprom has taken delivery of what it says is Russia’s first LNG-powered shunter.

Lyudinovo Diesel Locomotive Plant recently delivered the LNG-powered shunter to Gazpromtrans, according to a Gazprom statement.

The shunter, which was created at the initiative of Gazprom, has no domestic equivalents, the firm said.

It has a power unit consisting of two engines with a total capacity of 1,120 h.p.

Also, the use of LNG slashes emissions “considerably” when compared to traditional diesel fuel.

Owing to cryogenic tanks that can hold 2.6 tons of LNG, the “towing machine” for railways can work for more than three days with no refilling required, Gazprom said.

In 2022, Gazpromtrans will carry out pilot operation of the shunter on a railway in Russia’s Orenburg region.

The firm plans to use the shunting vehicle for delivery and removal of cars at the corresponding station.

To provide for the refilling of the machine, a site for the Cryogenic NGV refueler has been arranged at the Zavodskaya railway station. Gazprom LNG Technologies will fuel the shunter, according to the statement.

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