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Volvo CE kicks off 2022 Volvo Days event: ‘Change Starts Here’

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Volvo Construction Equipment is utilising the event's return in 2022 to highlight its transformative approach to innovation. The 'Change Starts Here' campaign carries over to the event, which last took place in 2018, spotlighting the company's approach to sustainability, electromobility and services

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ACCIONA successfully operates a tower crane

ACCIONA Hydrogen Crane reducedACCIONA has achieved a world milestone in the construction sector by operating a tower crane with a portable zero-emission electricity generator based on hydrogen

 This is a great step forward, because in projects where it is not possible to connect to the grid the usual solution is to use generators powered by fossil fuels, mainly diesel.

This is the first experience in the construction sector worldwide in the use of this kind of portable generators based on hydrogen with a power range (100 kW) able to feed auxiliary equipment and site machinery.

It took place in the construction work for the new Norte III Penitentiary Complex in San Sebastián (Basque Country, northern Spain). The project was awarded last year to a joint venture involving 

ACCIONA, and the crane will continue to operate for the next three months thanks to this hydrogen-based electricity generator.

The development and validation of this first prototype of a 100 kW portable electricity generator based on hydrogen is part of the demonstration phase of the ‘Everywh2ere’ innovation project, in which the company is participating together with another 12 European partners.

The project, financed by the European Commission through the FCH JU (Fuel Cell Hydrogen Joint Undertaken) initiative, consists of the development of portable generators that use hydrogen instead of oil-based products to generate energy, reducing CO2 emissions and the noise and fumes created by current electricity generators.

ACCIONA’s role in the project is mainly to head the validation of the technology for its use in construction, through the implementation and deployment of a series of pilot projects of prototype generators developed on some of the sites of its project portfolio, such as the one in this project in San Sebastián.

ACCIONA is a global company, leader in the provision of regenerative solutions for a decarbonized economy. Its business offer includes renewable energy, water treatment and management, eco-efficient transportation and mobility systems, resilient infrastructures, etc. The company has been carbon neutral since 2016. ACCIONA recorded sales of US$8.6bn in 2021 and has a business presence in more than 60 countries.


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Save time, money, and the planet with a Volvo machine rebuild

CUS Certified Rebuild 1 WVolvo is providing the opportunity to give new life to articulated haulers, wheel loaders or excavators so they can continue working reliably and productively with no additional capital expenditure

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SRK Consulting: DRC mining poised for new era of compliance

SRKs Lubumbashi office set up over a decade ago and is majority owned by Congolese professionalsSusa Maleba, SRK Consulting DRC country manager, says that the mining landscape in the DRC is buoyant, stimulating both exploration and mine expansions

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Doka improves safety and efficiency with UniKit

UniKit 01UniKit is a universal engineering kit for heavy loads developed by Doka for improved safety and efficiency in infrastructure construction

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