Careys generate a whole load of fuel savings with JCB
Greenshields JCB is helping with the power generation requirements for a contractor working on the site of the former Ford Motor Car plant in Dagenham, East London.
Beam Park is a 29-hectare site which was granted planning approval for a £1bn development of up to 3,000 new homes by the Greater London Authority in 2018. The plan includes the construction of a new rail station, two primary schools, a nursery, community facilities, retail and open spaces as well as the new homes; 50% of which will be much needed affordable properties.
The scheme is being delivered by Countryside, a leading UK home builder specialising in place making and urban regeneration, in partnership with L&Q; a leading housing association and one of London’s largest residential developers
Wembley-based Carey Group has been appointed as a contractor to provide groundworks and demolition services on the historic site; which was also the backdrop for the British film Made in Dagenham. An existing customer of Greenshields JCB, the company – which celebrates its 50th year in business in 2019 – is committed to resource recovery in the construction sector. At Beam Park an aggregate recycling plant has been established to recycle, refine and reuse materials from the demolition of the old facilities. The prime power to run the screening plant was originally provided by a rented generator with an output of 1000kVA and this generator was also used after hours to run some low load bearing tasks such as lighting and electric.
Managing Director of Careys Plc, Gary Condon, suspected the unit was the inappropriate size for the work and was equally concerned by the very high fuel consumption. He and Site Supervisor, Andy McLachlan, called Luke Wood, Greenshields JCB Power Generation Manager to discuss and a site survey was ultimately undertaken. The findings confirmed the suspicions. During peak hours in the day a generator generating 500kVA output was required, whilst to manage the lower power demands during the night a unit generating just 100kVA would be sufficient. As well as huge savings in fuel consumption and lower noise levels the carbon footprint of two smaller units was also way lower.
The company consequently placed an order for a JCB G545QX and JCB G115QS complete with a changeover panel which was a bespoke specification for this particular site. The swap out was completed over a weekend by Greenshields JCB engineers to ensure an efficient return to service by the Monday morning. Andy McLachlan was very impressed with the whole service from Greenshields JCB;
“From the start to the finish of our enquiry the service from the team at Greenshields JCB has been exceptional. Luke comprehensively surveyed our site and proposed generators that closely match the actual workload of the recycling plant. Then the engineers enabled us to avoid any downtime by installing the new generators over a weekend. We are using the JCB LiveLink system to continually monitor and assess the units which has highlighted significant fuel savings, in fact over 2500 litres of fuel savings per week – and confirmed the recommended load. We’re very happy with the solution.”