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Battersea Power Station site to use barges to reduce traffic and carbon emissions

Carillion, the Phase 1 contractors, have started using the Thames to remove excavated material from the site, helping reduce traffic and carbon emissions.

Battersea Power Station

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March 14, 2014

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On behalf of the shareholders of Battersea Power Station, development manager Battersea Power Station Development Company (“BPSDC”) today announced that with good progress being made on the development of Circus West, Carillion, the Phase 1 contractors, have started using the Thames to remove excavated material from the site, helping reduce traffic and carbon emissions.

Each barge has a maximum loading capacity of 1000t of muck, the equivalent of 50 lorries.  Two barge loads are being moved each day, which saves up to 6t of Co2. Using this new system where possible will help relieve pressure on local roads by reducing the number of lorries arriving and leaving the site each day by around 20%. Once loaded on the barge, the excavated material is being transported to Veolia in Rainham, Essex where it will be recycled or reused in other construction projects.

As a member of the Considerate Constructor scheme, Carillion are putting in place a number of measures to help ensure that everything possible is done to reduce any impact of the works on Battersea Power Station’s neighbours, including closely monitoring any noise created during construction activity.

Philip Gullett, Chief Operating Officer of BPSDC, commented: “I am delighted that contractors Carillion have been able to use barges to remove a large proportion of materials from this site. By working closely with Wandsworth Borough Council, the Port of London Authority and the Environmental Agency we have been able keep the number of lorries reduced as well as our environment impact.”

The removal of excavated material by barge started the week commencing 10th March and will continue until April.


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