GATX Corporation, Chicago IL, has announced that it will provide four sets of GATX TankTrain equipment to Minneapolis-based NRG Power Marketing. GATX's patented TankTrain technology will allow NRG to move #6 fuel oil between Albany, NY, and Oswego, NY, with reduced time for loading and unloading the cars to gain the maximum benefit of large volume rail transportation.
The GATX system is a string of tank cars connected by flexible hoses, which enables the user to quickly and easily load and unload large volumes of liquid commodities. At a rate of up to 3,000 gallons per minute for certain commodities, an 18-car train can load in less than 2.5 hours, compared to more than 25 hours that would be required to load the same commodity into 18 conventional tank cars.
NRG Power Marketing, ranked the 49th largest power marketing company by the Power Marketing Association Online's Power Report, is a subsidiary of NRG Energy Inc.