Our friends are electric - moving ground engineering to a greener future

Can ground engineering be more environmentally-friendly? Steve Hadley, chair of the UK’s Federation of Piling Specialists considers the options

Our friends are electric -  moving ground engineering to a greener future Our friends are electric -  moving ground engineering to a greener future Our friends are electric -  moving ground engineering to a greener future Our friends are electric -  moving ground engineering to a greener future Our friends are electric -  moving ground engineering to a greener future

Evidence of a move towards lowering emissions within the ground engineering sector can be seen with the development of equipment such as the electric-powered LB16 50T piling rig launched by Liebherr last year

According to the United Nations and the International Energy Agency, 39 per cent of energy-related carbon dioxide emissions (CO2e) are produced by buildings and construction.