Doosan in action

02/10/2013

New Doosan Excavators on Wring Site

Waterloo, Belgium. Bristol-based Wring Group, one of the leading demolition companies in the UK, is using a fleet of equipment, including new Doosan crawler excavators supplied by local Authorised Doosan dealer, Kellands (Plant Sales) Ltd, on a prestigious land remediation contract on the site of the former Innovia Films cellophane factory in Bridgwater in Somerset in the UK. Among the new Doosan excavators on site is the first Stage IIIB compliant DX380LC-3 39 tonne excavator in the UK demolition industry and three from a batch of six new Doosan DX225LC excavators recently purchased by Wring Group.

The Wring project is part of site preparations for the construction of a temporary campus facility for about 1000 workers to be involved in the planned construction by EDF Energy of two new nuclear reactors at Hinkley Point C in Somerset. 

The Bridgwater site was formerly the home of the British Cellophane factory which was acquired by Innovia Films in 1996 and the large industrial buildings on the site lay derelict for a number of years following closure of the factory in 2005.  Wring completed the demolition of the factory buildings in 2010 and the company is now removing the substructures and foundations for the demolished buildings as part of the current land remediation contract.  By the end of the project, Wring will have sorted, recycled and removed over 250,000 tonne of material from the site.      

 

Higher power and fuel efficiency
The new DX380LC-3 excavator supplied by Kellands is powered by the Doosan DL08K ‘common rail’ 6-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine meeting Stage IIIB engine emission regulations through the use of EGR (Exhaust Gas Recirculation) and Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) after-treatment technologies.  Combined with an 8% increase in torque, the Doosan DL08K engine delivers 5% more power [213 kW (286 HP)] at a lower (6% less) RPM of 1800, compared with the previous DX380LC model.

Highlights include:
• Up to 22% increase in productivity (m3) to fuel consumption (l) ratio
• 23% more pump flow
• 40 tonne plus class size undercarriage for optimum stability
• A 15% increase in drawbar pull
• A 15% increase in front lifting capacity
• New optional narrow (3 m) undercarriage

The DX380LC-3 excavator also features new D-ECOPOWER technology, which utilises an electronic pressure-controlled pump within a closed centre hydraulic system to accomplish increases of up to 26% in productivity and up to 12% fuel consumption improvements, depending on the mode selected. 

With depots in Bridgwater and Camelford in Cornwall, Kellands (Plant Sales) Ltd is the Authorised Dealer for all Doosan excavators, wheel loaders, articulated dump trucks and high capacity telescopic handlers for the whole of South West England, covering the counties of Somerset, Dorset, Wiltshire, Devon, Cornwall, North Somerset, Bath and North East Somerset, Bristol and Gloucestershire.  The company is also the Authorised Dealer for same areas for the complete range of Bobcat compact equipment, including skid-steer, compact tracked and all wheel steer loaders, mini-excavators, telehandlers and attachments. 

For more information about Bobcat and Bobcat products, visit the website www.bobcat.eu

 

Nearly 90 Years of Demolition Work
Established in 1926, the Wring Group has a long history stretching back well over 80 years of adapting to changes in the technology, culture and working practices of the demolition market.  In an industry that demands the highest standards of professionalism and commitment, the Wring Group has earned an enviable reputation for providing fast and efficient services through a range of demolition, dismantling, decontamination and asbestos removal solutions across the UK.

In addition to the Head Office in Bristol, the Wring Group has regional offices in London and Exeter.  Specialising in all forms of industrial and domestic dismantling operations, the company takes pride in its strong forward thinking management team, which is prepared to break established barriers and set new standards for others to follow.  

 

Information on Hinkley Point C
EDF Energy was granted a Development Consent Order to build the new nuclear reactors at Hinkley Point C by the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change in March 2013, though agreement on electricity pricing is still required before building starts.

The building of Hinkley Point C is expected to pave the way for a fleet of new plants across the UK.  It is estimated the project will create between 20,000 and 25,000 jobs during construction and 900 permanent jobs once in operation.

 
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