Vienna construction site goes electric with Wacker Neuson's zero-emission machines
A private construction project in Vienna is relying on the zero-emission range of equipment from Wacker Neuson to help build the outdoor facilities for its new residential complex, office building, and hotel.
"In the context of our commitment to more sustainability in construction, we would like to reduce CO2 emissions as well as noise pollution step by step, particularly in the inner city area," says Karl Weidlinger, CEO of Swietelsky AG, the executing construction company responsible for the project.
From internal vibrators for concrete consolidation to the fully electric 1.7 metric ton excavator, almost the entire zero-emission portfolio by Wacker Neuson was used at the Vienna construction site.
"The electric products by Wacker Neuson offer numerous advantages," explains Mario Lang, site manager at Swietelsky AG. "We can reduce operating costs with them and protect the operators even better. In particular, the easy handling and the trouble-free interplay of machines and equipment have convinced us. We would have no problem using electric-powered machines by Wacker Neuson on other construction sites."
In this construction project, outdoor facilities such as children's playgrounds, benches, sidewalks, and loading zones are being created, among other features. For this, cables were laid, green areas were created, paths were prepared and concrete foundations were set.
The battery-powered mini-excavator EZ17e was used in the ensuing excavation work. The generous battery capacity ensures that the hydraulic functions are available for the whole workday. The excavated material is transported by means of the electric dumper DW15e.
For soil compaction, the battery-powered rammer AS60e was used, as well as two battery-powered vibratory plates. The high frequency internal vibrator IEe consolidated the concrete for the playground foundations.