Designed in France and commissioned on site at Chambers Wharf on the East section of the project in London, UK, in 2017, the Hydrofraise proved effective in ensuring that realised noise levels were within Environment Statement thresholds and minimised our impact on the site's neighbours with regards to noise and air quality.
From 28 August 2017 to 08 March 2018, the Hydrofraise was powered by 100 per cent renewable energy, avoiding 137.63t of carbon emissions, which is the equivalent to 69 people flying around the globe.
Even if the Hydrofraise was powered from a standard electricity supply, the electric design would have enabled Thames Tideway to reduce carbon emissions and associated air pollution by approximately 19 per cent compared to a diesel system.
The electric system also reduced the Hydrofraise plant sound level from 117 to 111 decibels. This six-decibel decrease meant a reduction of approximately 50 per cent of sound energy.
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