Print Posted By Keltbray on 18/10/2017

KELTBRAY MEETS NRMM LOW EMISSION ZONE COMPLIANCE AHEAD OF SCHEDULE

KELTBRAY MEETS NRMM LOW EMISSION ZONE COMPLIANCE AHEAD OF SCHEDULE

Keltbray Group; a leading UK based specialist business offering engineering, construction, demolition, decommissioning, remediation, rail, environmental services and reinforced concrete structure solutions, is one of the first companies to successfully pass a number of certified external audits for compliance with the Non-Road Mobile Machinery (NRMM) Low Emission Zone requirements in London.

These requirements came into force in 2015 and aim to improve air quality by reducing key pollutants, such as Nitrogen Oxides and Particulate Matter from burning fuel such as diesel, petrol and natural gas.

Keltbray’s Environmental Team has been working with Keltbray’s in-house Plant Department to ensure the company machines meet these Low Emission Zone requirements. “We are committed to environmental improvements across our business, and although this is a tiered directive, we and a number of our clients are now working towards ensuring that our plant meet some of the stages ahead of the 2020 deadline to demonstrate good practice.

“We have retrofitted over 20 machines with custom made dcl units. Although this is a considerably bigger investment compared to using generic bolt-on units, we have found that the fixed design relative to kW output is not suitable for our demanding demolition environment. Our investment in retrofit technology means that we get full life value from our fleet, whilst maintaining environmental and NRMM compliance with best available technology,” explained Keltbray’s Energy Manager and Environmental Advisor, Jenny Cottrell.

“Auditors have recently visited a number of Keltbray sites and we are pleased that the results confirm NRMM compliance. During the audit, an example of best practice, where non-compliant machines were taken out of service and notices displayed for them not to be used while awaiting removal from site, was also noted,” Jenny continued.

In a recent report, Lead Auditor from Merton Council, Andrew Gordon, said: “We know what to expect on Keltbray sites, you guys always keep an eye on the ball. The systems in place are demonstrably effective in procuring compliant plant and identifying non-compliant items and implementing rectifying measures when required. Our thanks to everyone involved at Keltbray and for their efforts and actions in regards to Air Quality.”

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