By the editorial team, February 12, 2020
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Eiffage has acquired 15 Volvo FH LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) vehicles. The latter will ensure the removal of the cuttings from lot 1 of line 16 during the construction of the Grand Paris Express.
On the site of lot 16.1, which is located between Saint-Ouen and Aulnay-Sous-Bois (western part of line 16), with commissioning planned for 2024, Eiffage wanted to reduce its carbon footprint as part of the '' removal of cuttings.
The group, which has already entered into a partnership with the CEA (French Atomic Energy Commission) to soon develop electric trucks with hydrogen fuel cells, has for the moment acquired LNG trucks from Volvo Trucks.
These vehicles are fitted with particulate filters and a catalytic NOx reduction system (SCR with AdBlue injection). They make it possible to reduce CO2 emissions by 20% compared to diesel, or even 100% with the use of bio-LNG, while maintaining performance
identical, reducing consumption and offering a range of up to 1,000 km.
"These innovative vehicles allow us to carry out our missions with the same efficiency as diesel vehicles, while being more respectful of the environment.", specifies Alain Bertoni, director of equipment for Eiffage Génie civil.
Photo credit: Volvo Trucks