Eco-friendly equipment for Crossrail project in the heart of London
Enable Hire supplied an array of eco-friendly equipment for sister company Enable Infrastructure’s acclaimed work as part of the huge Crossrail project.
Enable Infrastructure (formerly BCM Construction) was nominated as Rail team of the year at the 2022 Rail Business Awards for its work to extend two existing platforms and decommission another at London Liverpool Street. The extensions were needed so that the station could accommodate the MTR Elizabeth Line’s new 205m Full Length Unit (FLU) trains.
For Enable Hire, this was a short, intense period of work at one of the UK’s busiest railway stations, requiring meticulous planning to ensure that equipment was deployed exactly on time with minimal disruption – and then removed just as promptly once the job was done.
Enable Hire supplied excavators, wheel washes, dust suppression systems, and small power tools for the Enable Infrastructure team, while welfare cabins came from Enable Welfare.
To reduce inner London carbon emissions, all the plant was powered by a hybrid power set-up that used HVO biofuel during the day and incorporated battery storage to avoid the need to run large gensets at night, reducing noise, pollution and fuel burn.
Adding to the challenge was the nature of this central London site in the Congestion Charge Zone. With access tight and tricky, we used a FORS Gold-accredited haulier with Euro 6 emission standard lorries.