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McKinstry Skip Hire Ltd Go Electric

McKinstry Skip Hire Ltd Go Electric

Jun 04, 2024 @ 14:47

Leading the Charge Towards Sustainability: McKinstry Skip Hire Ltd Acquire the First Volvo Electric Skip Loader in Northern Ireland.

Waste Management company, McKinstry Skip Hire Ltd, has acquired the first Volvo Electric Skip Loader in Northern Ireland. This revolutionary vehicle, supplied by Dennison Commercials Ltd, represents a significant step forward in McKinstry's commitment to sustainability and renewable energy.

The Electric Volvo FE , with four batteries has a range of up to 275km on a full charge, combining cutting-edge technology with environmental consciousness. With zero tailpipe emissions, reduced noise levels and enhanced safety features this vehicle offers a cleaner, quieter, and more cost-effective alternative to traditional diesel-powered vehicles.

McKinstry Skip Hire's dedication to environmental stewardship is further demonstrated by their 'Green Agenda' initiatives. Notably, they recently installed 1,133 Solar Panels at McKinstry Biomass Ltd, located in Belfast Harbour installed by Solmatix, solidifying their position as Ireland's largest biomass provider with a capacity of 0.5 MW. McKinstry’s will be able to process over 100,000 tonnes of biomass annually, this investment underscores McKinstry’s mission to reduce their carbon footprint and embrace renewable energy solutions.

McKinstry’s Biomass Plant at Belfast Harbour mirrors Belfast Harbour’s commitment to developing a world-leading regional port using cutting edge technology and sustainable energy solutions.

Gary Hall from Belfast Harbour said, “As part of Belfast Harbour’s ambitious decarbonisation target of achieving Net-Zero Green House Gas emissions by 2030, we are already utilising 100% renewable electricity, adopting low carbon alternative fuels in our marine vessels, and electrifying our vehicle fleet and landside assets.

Collaboration is key to achieving our goals and we congratulate the forward thinking and class-leading approach McKinstry has taken to embracing the local clean energy transition”.

By choosing the Electric Volvo Skip Loader, McKinstry Skip Hire Ltd are setting a new standard for the Waste Management industry, showcasing how businesses can thrive while prioritising environmental responsibility. This investment not only benefits McKinstry's operations but also highlights their leadership in adopting innovative technologies that pave the way for a greener future.

“Volvo Trucks are at the forefront of the drive towards Net-Zero Emissions & we are delighted to be a part of that journey in supplying the first Volvo Electric Rigid Skip Loader in Northern Ireland.

We have worked closely with McKinstry Skip Hire Ltd for over 20 years now and we are proud to support their journey towards zero emissions.

This new vehicle has been meticulously planned over the past 12 months to align with McKinstry's unique business requirements, including extensive simulation testing across various routes.

I am equally encouraged for the future of zero emission vehicles following the news recently published by the Department of Infrastructure (DFI). The DFI will bring forward amended legislation to increase the weight limit for N.I. hauliers to align with the changes introduced in G.B. in July 2023”.

Rob Ireland (Sales Director, Dennison Commercials Ltd)

“Purchasing the Volvo Electric Skip Loader was all part of our strategy in reducing our carbon footprint. Our Biomass Plant based in Belfast Harbour is operating entirely on green energy. Our offices, material handling processes and now this Skip Loader are all powered through renewable energy sources.

We believe it is our duty as a responsible Waste Provider to ensure we drive a positive change towards a greener, more sustainable future”.

Darren McKinstry (Managing Director, McKinstry Skip Hire, Ltd)
Interested in exploring the benefits of Electric Heavy Vehicles? Contact our team at Dennison Commercials Ltd today to learn more and embark on your journey towards sustainable transportation solutions. Call us on 028 9335 2827