Contractors World UK & Ireland Vol 3 No 6 - page 5

MolsonGroup is helping a couple make their
renewable energy dreams come true as part
of a £250,000 scheme in Warwickshire.
It has supplied a new Hyundai R145-9 to
contractor P Williams & Sons that is using it
to construct a hydroelectric facility capable
of producing 100 mW/h per year at a site
in Barford.
Under the scheme, the Worcester based
contractor is installing a 15 Kw hydro
turbine to harness the power of the River
Avon, which runs through the village. This
will provide Kirsty and Matthew MacFayden
with their own ‘green’ power.
Located on an island in the middle of the
river, the turbine is being installed alongside
an existing weir and the site team is set to
excavate a pit 5 m deep in order to accom-
modate the turbine.
Around 400 tonnes of material will be
removed during the work and the robust
nature of the Hyundai R145-9 is one of the
reasons Molson Group’s Midlands region
sales manager, Stuart Butler, recommended
the machine after assessing the site with P
Williams directors Mark and Phil Williams.
Stuart said: “Mark and Phil approached
Molson at the Plantworx 2013 show earlier
this year, and, after a site visit, I was able
to recommend the Hyundai R145-9. With
its reduced tail swing radius, it is perfect for
working safely in the tight confines of the
site. It is also ideal for tracking across the
river and getting access to the site itself.”
The unique power and user modes that
the Hyundai machine offers are perfect for
the operator to harness the power of the
machine’s Mitsubishi engine, important
when working across varied terrain.
The project has been a triumph throughout the
purchase process with Mark Williams keen to
highlight the expertise of the Molson Group.
He said: “Molson and Stuart in particular
have been excellent throughout the process.
Their customer service has been utterly
professional and completely efficient.”
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Loading and unloading specialist,Thorworld
Industries, has designed and manufactured
two bespoke mobile yardramps to recycling
expert BCR Global Textiles. The ramps are
designed to help manoeuvre the increasing
number of clothing containers currently
being processed by the organisation.
Based on the proven design of
Thorworld’s 10,000 kg capacity Type 7
ramp, the bespoke models have been
specifically designed for lateral movement
with the inclusion of telescopic legs.
This makes them an ideal solution for
BCR Global, which required additional ramp
Ramps Aid Supply To Textile Recycle Bank
Molson Makes Dreams
Come True
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