Cando Rail Selects Innovative Rail Technologies for Groundbreaking Program
Washington, D.C., August 2, 2023 – Cando Rail & Terminals (“Cando”) announced its groundbreaking program to partner with and demonstrate IRT’s ATLAS (Advanced Technology Li-Ion Adaptive System) propulsion system at its operations in Edmonton, AB.
IRT’s ATLAS, paired with Cando’s operational expertise, will successfully demonstrate a battery-electric switcher in the rigorous Edmonton climate. Special considerations for cold-weather packaging while maintaining optimal performance and lifecycle expectancy will be taken.
From Cando’s press release (link):
“Government of Alberta funding through Emissions Reduction Alberta is critical to help Cando Rail & Terminals develop a battery-powered locomotive customized for industrial switching operations. This industry-transforming initiative could drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions, helping rail service providers and industrial companies moving product by rail meet sustainability goals faster,” says Steve Bromley, Chief Commercial Officer at Cando Rail & Terminals.
About Innovative Rail Technologies – IRT is a rail solutions provider offering its proprietary technology ATLAS (Advanced Technology Li-Ion Adaptive System). ATLAS is a turnkey, scalable propulsion and control package customized to the unique needs of customer operations. Paired with automated, high-speed charging, IRT’s ATLAS-powered locomotives maintain 24/7 availability for its operators in an economically beneficial package.
IRT was established in 2019 and has a rapidly expanding list of customers which includes Fortune 500 companies, Ports, Industries, and Short Line Railroads. IRT works with its growing nationwide network of locomotive remanufacturers (ATLAS Authorized Installers) and can also provide ATLAS kits directly to customers for in-house remanufacture. More information about the company can be found at: www.InnovativeRailTech.com