08-10 October 2024

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Mammoet establishes zero-emission heavy transport

Mammoet has established a world-first electric vehicle that eliminates the carbon impact of large construction projects.

The new zero-emission heavy transport vehicle can remove the carbon impact of installing large infrastructure, such as bridges, wind turbines and power station components.

It works by converting existing self-propelled modular transporters (SPMTs) from diesel to electric power.

Mammoet developed a retrofit kit to replace diesel engines in the vehicles with electric motors. Once converted, each SPMT works in the same way as before: transporting objects up to thousands of tonnes at walking pace, using a remote control.

The new vehicle shows Mammoet’s strong commitment to the energy transition, and to its own sustainability. Fitting new engines in existing SPMT fleets cuts down on both waste and additional construction, compared to purchasing new zero emission equipment.

It can also eliminate the carbon footprint of site transports, allowing clients to reduce the impact of large infrastructure projects.

The SPMT reduces noise levels at project sites, making working conditions quieter and safer. Communication between staff is clearer, while work can take place for longer at sites with sound restrictions.

This solution was part-financed by the DKTI, a Dutch government program to develop climate technologies and innovations in logistics.

Source: Cyann Fielding, AntwerpXL 2023


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