Global resource management company, Veolia, has introduced their first electric 360 telehandler in the UK. Installed at the company’s flagship Integrated Waste Management Facility (IWMF) in Southwark, the telehandler will be used to load the incoming recyclable waste into the bag splitters of the Material Recovery Facility (MRF), which separates the different recyclable materials so they can be sent for reprocessing into new products.
The electric 360 tele-handler in Southwark
Making the switch to electric power for the MRF 360-Telehandler will create a 65 % saving in CO2 emissions per year compared to a diesel powered alternative model. That’s 66 tonnes of CO2 emissions avoided annually, equivalent to taking 39 cars off the roads of Southwark each year.
Due to the reduced wear and tear and lower maintenance requirements for electric machines versus diesel ones, the equipment is also expected to have a longer lifespan, going beyond 20 000 hours of run time, that’s 5 years in Southwark’s 24/7 Integrated Waste Management Facility.