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LondonEnergy, has invested over 3 million in the modernisation of its tractor and bespoke trailer units.
The new Mercedes-Benz tractor units and bespoke semi-trailers manufactured by Legras (France), will be used to transport material between LondonEnergy’s 9 facilities located throughout the boroughs of Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Hackney, Haringey, Islington and Waltham Forest. This will enable as much material as possible to be recycled, optimising its environmental and commercial value. Waste which cannot be recycled further is processed at LondonEnergy’s flagship Energy Centre at Edmonton in London, where it is used to produce sustainable energy.
In-line with the company’s safety ethos and the FORS Gold requirement (the highest accreditation awarded by the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme), each vehicle comes with the very latest safety specification. Tractor units and semi-trailers are equipped with a forward, n/o-side and rear-view camera system as well as an audible warning alarm. The entire fleet is also fitted with ‘Wheel Sentry’ – an all-in-one solution to the complex problem of loose wheel nuts which makes wheel checks easier, whilst at the same time protecting against wheel loss.
Each tractor-unit is monitored by Mercedes-Benz through the new, highly sophisticated, ‘Up-time’ programme. This system pre-empts any mechanical or technical issues and sends automatic alerts straight to the manufacturer (service agent) and operator. This facilitates the immediate inspection of the vehicle and means issues can be resolved as soon as practicable to prevent issue exacerbation and associated unnecessary down-time.
Commenting on the investment, LondonEnergy’s Managing Director, Peter Sharpe, said: “We are extremely conscious of our responsibility to manage North London’s waste safely and effectively and to minimise our impact on local communities. These vehicles combine the latest safety features with high efficiency so reducing our fuel usage and emissions even further. The new livery also provides a terrific opportunity to raise awareness of what is happening with waste generated locally.”
Also commenting on the investment is LondonEnergy’s Transport and Logistics Manager, Les Calter: “The new fleet of Mercedes-Benz tractor and Legras semi-trailer units will facilitate LondonEnergy’s aim to becoming a leader in safety within the resource management sector and also support the companies Start Safely campaign.
Last year LondonEnergy, generated enough energy to power over 80,000 homes, diverting nearly 700,000 tonnes of waste away from landfill and delivering a carbon dioxide emission saving of nearly 300,000 tonnes.
We are pleased to announce that LondonEnergy recently won at the CIWM Sustainability and Resource Awards 2017 in the category of ‘Health and Safety Best Practice’. The ceremony took place on Thursday 2nd November, Grosvenor Square Marriott. Hosted by the wonderfully funny, Jo Caulfield (Mock the Week) complimented by great food and great company. LondonEnergy’s Jim Kendall took to the stage for five minutes of fame to present our sponsored award for the ‘Best Recycling Project’. The CIWM Sustainability and Resources Awards are longstanding and well-respected awards that are given for outstanding achievement in the sustainability, resource and waste industry. We are honoured to have been acknowledged for our new safety culture and START Safely campaign, especially when we were up against some tough industry competition. Thank you to everyone who has helped make the workshops a success.
Congratulations to Allan Smith and Jeff Jacobs in our Transport Team for receiving their RoSPA Gold Driver Assessor and Mentor Certificates.
The RoSPA course will provide Allan and Jeff with the skills to assess other drivers abilities within LondonEnergy and to train our drivers to become advanced operators.
LondonWaste has today officially announced its rebranding to LondonEnergy. The change reflects the company’s focus on high quality outputs and its transition to a business that is responsible for the management of valuable resources through reuse, recycling and the production of sustainable energy.
This is further emphasised in the company’s new strapline ‘Powering the Circular Economy’ which is designed to recognise the company’s position as North London’s leading producer of sustainable energy and the Company’s intent to lead on raising awareness of the need to develop more sustainable business models and ways of life.
Commenting on the Rebrand, LondonEnergy’s Managing Director, Peter Sharpe said:
“The rapidly developing sustainable energy and secondary resources markets make it an exciting time for LondonEnergy and the communities that we serve. We are transforming from a traditional waste management business into an energy, recycling and resource management business at the heart of London’s Resource and Circular economy and this rebranding better reflects the current and future activities of the Company.”
“LondonEnergy provides more than 300 well paid and skilled jobs for North London and this change also underlines our ambition to realise the opportunities of the future and to continue to make LondonEnergy a great place to work.”
LondonEnergy manages the household waste from over 1.9 million residents across 7 North London boroughs and generates enough energy to power 80,000 homes. Every year it sustainably diverts more than 698,000 tonnes of waste from landfill, saving approx. 300,000† tonnes of CO2 every year. The company is one of the largest ‘energy from waste’ producers in the UK and contributes over £15m into the local London economy per annum.