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Industry leading civil engineering contractor BAM Nuttall is collaborating with sustainable site lighting supplier Trime (UK), after successfully trialling their X-ECO lighting towers over a six-week period on the M5 Oldbury repair project in the Midlands.

BAM Nuttall has purchased twenty X-ECO lighting towers as part of the company’s desire to work with more efficient plant and equipment, targeting fuel and carbon reduction targets of 25% by 2020. Engineers from Trime have calculated that the X-ECO uses approximately £336.00 less in fuel each month in comparison to other lighting sets currently available. These savings equate to a reduction in C02 output of around 888kg each month.

With storage and delivery facilities at capacity during peak operations, the compact size and relatively low weight of the X-ECO brings immediate benefits to BAM Nuttall logistics operations. Up to twelve X-ECO sets can be loaded onto one single 45ft artic truck and trailer allowing the contractor to better utilise its on-site vehicles.

“We were extremely impressed with the ease of operation of the X-ECO. Trime have succeeded in combining an evidently reliable and robust machine with sustainable features and fuel saving capabilities,” says Andy Haythorne, BAM Nuttall’s plant manager. “This is our first venture into LED lighting for our sites and we needed a set that helps to maintain our strong commitment to becoming a more sustainable and responsible business.”

In 2016, BAM Group UK was awarded the CEMARS gold standard for achieving significant carbon savings year-on-year over a six-year period by following a systematic carbon reduction programme that has resulted in a drop in emissions of 17.72% when compared with baseline data. CEMARS is the Carbon Emissions Measurement and Reduction Scheme. This achievement has been accomplished by the implementation of several energy saving initiatives and behavioural awareness campaigns across the organisation.

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