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Hargreaves Services hails carbon cutting conveyor as part of HS2 work

Durham based, industrial services group Hargreaves has designed and constructed a 650-metre long conveyor system that includes three bridges in a bid to reduce carbon emissions on the building of HS2.

The firm is delivering significant earth moving works on a section of the rail project near Aylesbury, in Buckinghamhire, and has devised the novel solution as a means to cut out the use of diesel-fuelled HGVs that would otherwise haul the debris away. Hargreaves’ engineers gave the conveyor its first operational run last month having designed and built it in less than a year.

The snaking construction includes three bridges, 800 tonnes of steel, 21km of cables and two high voltage substations. Hargreaves says 100,000 hours of work have gone into the project which, once fully up and running in April, is hoped to remove 1.5m miles of HGV journeys from nearby roads.


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