Sembmarine SLP Ltd goes ‘Green’ swapping its Diesel Van for Electric
– 1st June 2015
In June 2015 Sembmarine SLP Ltd (SLP) decided to replace their Ford Transit Connect van with a more environmentally friendly option.
The Towrite P1000 can carry 1000kgs payload, is operated by battery power and runs all week on a full charge. The truck is totally road legal with no MOT required with a modest 0-20mph in 10 seconds and a top speed of 20mph.
Paul Cantwell, SLP Maintenance Manager, said: “At first the maintenance team needed some encouragement to use the truck and I wasn’t convinced either. Now I think it’s a great purchase and we are seeing the benefits of replacing our old vehicle with an electric alternative every day.”
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In September 2015 Sembmarine SLP was awarded the contract to carry out the construction of the Power Generation Module (PGM) and Bridge Links for the Maersk Oil Culzean project development in the North Sea.
The offshore facility has been designed, engineered, procured and constructed in Sembmarine SLP’s Lowestoft yard and includes suction bucket technology, a first for an offshore substation in UK waters. Part of Statoil’s £1.5 billion Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm project to power more than 410,000 UK homes, the structures have been designed to meet exacting specifications.