Power Electrics has recently provided 2 x 500kVA generators fuelled by Green D+ to Sir Robert McAlpine, contractors working on 21 Moorfields in London.
The completion of Crossrail in 2019 is triggering a regeneration of the Moorgate area, and 21 Moorfields, located directly above an existing London Underground station and future Crossrail ticket hall, offers a major commercial opportunity. The development covers approximately 564,000ft2 and will become the new London Headquarters for Deutsche Bank.
Sir Robert McAlpine wanted to trial the use of Green D+ in order to minimise their carbon footprint on site and reduce disturbance to the local community.
As with many large cities, London has strict emissions targets for new construction sites, set by the government to restrict the air pollution released into the surrounding environment. Sir Robert McAlpine wanted to go above-and-beyond the guidelines and provide an environmentally focused solution for their temporary power need.
To help reduce the emissions, Power Electrics provided Green D+ fuel along with 2 x 500kVA generators. Green D+ is a high-performance Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil (HVO) fuel which reduces emissions. While being used on the 21 Moorfields construction site, Green D+ saved an estimated 12.5 tonnes of carbon - roughly the equivalent of 3 personal flights from London to Sydney. Using the fuel also reduced NOx emissions by 12-22% and airborne particulates approximately by ~25-50% when comparing to conventionally used diesel. To find out more about Green D+ and its benefits over conventional diesel, click here.