VolkerWessels is investing in an electric 160-ton crawler crane

Today, VolkerWessels received its new 160-tonne electric crawler crane. This crawler crane can operate for a full working day without having to plug into a green power supply. With this crane, VolkerWessels introduces a unique zero-emission machine on the sustainable building site.

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The investment in an electric crawler crane is fully in line with previous investments in sustainable equipment by VolkerWessels and various subsidiaries. For example, electric asphalt spreaders, rollers and a vibrating device were purchased recently. This way, VolkerWessels is working towards its sustainability ambition: emission-free in 2030.

VolkerWessels has chosen the EC160 model, a 160 tonne crawler crane with a 42 metre main boom and a 43 metre luffing jib. In addition, two exchangeable battery boxes, each with 130 kWh, have been added. These LFP batteries are 100% recyclable, as they do not contain any acids or heavy metals.

Dick van de Laar, director at VolkerWessels Materieel & Logistiek: "By investing in 100% electric hoisting, we are putting our money where our mouth is in realising our sustainability ambitions. In this way we are working towards an emission-free VolkerWessels in 2030."