PGC buys JCBs for groundworks project
A UK contractor has bought 13 new JCB machines after securing some of the largest groundwork’s projects of 2012 in the Midlands region of England.
County Worcestershire-based PGC Contractors has taken delivery of six JS130 tracked excavators; two JS 220 tracked excavators and five 3CX Sitemaster backhoe loaders, and put several straight to work on site, including a site at Oldbury, West Midlands, where VINCI Construction UK is to build a new plant for Chinook Sciences and Innovative Environmental Solutions (IES). It is set to become one of the UKs largest facilities dealing with post shredder residues from end-of-life vehicles (ELVs).
PGC managing director, Dave Spencer said: “Being chosen by one of the country’s biggest and best construction firms to carry out this prestigious project was a great achievement.
“We chose JCB for the service, support and overall package provided by our dealer Gunn JCB and for the quality of the machines themselves. The tracked excavator models are superb groundworkers with impressive outputs and they are extremely compact in relation to their stability and power.”
The facility at Oldbury will have the capacity to process up to 190,000tonnes/year of the material which is left after ELVs are shredded, recovering metals, plastics and aggregates, which will then be sent on to reprocessors.
The remaining material, wood, foam and plastics, is then be treated using Chinook Sciences’ advanced thermal treatment to generate up to 40 megawatt hours (MWh) of electricity which is returned to the National Grid with only a minor percentage of material sent to landfill.