Morgan Sindall Infrastructure has taken another step as part of its commitment to being a responsible business by introducing Gas-to-Liquid (GTL) fuel on one of its major joint venture projects for customer Highways England.
The fuel is being used on the c.£100 million refurbishment of the M5 Oldbury Viaduct – undertaken by the three-way joint venture, BMV, consisting of BAM Nuttall, Morgan Sindall Infrastructure and VolkerFitzpatrick. It is the first use of GTL fuel on a Highways England project.
As a result of its improved combustion properties, GTL fuel significantly reduces emission levels of harmful pollutants such as nitrogen oxide and particulate matter to immediately improve local air quality. The fuel can be used as a direct alternative to diesel therefore the majority of generators on the project will be fuelled by GTL as will tower lights and a selection of MEWPs. Other plant opportunities are also being investigated.
GTL fuel was first introduced to one of Morgan Sindall Infrastructure’s projects earlier this year at Heathrow Airport - underpinning the company’s approach to innovations that minimise the environmental impact of its operations.
Paul Gott, managing director of Highways at Morgan Sindall Infrastructure and BMV joint venture Board member, says: “This innovation is a positive step towards helping to continue to reduce the impact of construction works on the environment. Working alongside our supply chain partners, we are helping to improve the local air quality which benefits our workforce and the surrounding community.”