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Mammoet develops real-time emissions monitoring platform for mobile cranes

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Mammoet’s new technology will debut in mobile cranes, then move to other equipment fleets. Mammoet

Mammoet has developed a new technology platform that reports emissions data from heavy lifting equipment in real-time. The system allows contractors and operators to accurately predict and monitor carbon output from large heavy lifting and transport projects.

Project planners looking to meet increasingly strict emissions regulations have needed to rely on estimates of total emissions drawn from the make and model of equipment involved and how long they have been used. Mammoet's new platform increases the accuracy of this reporting by using data taken directly from the embedded electronics of on-site equipment.

The system, called DAISY, transmits this data over mobile networks from local devices attached to the embedded systems of cranes and SPMT combinations. This can then be accessed from any worldwide location, providing a clear audit trail for governments and other authorities.

This allows organizations working at locations where emissions are regulated tightly, such as inner cities, tunnels, and indoor facilities, to minimize and easily track emissions at the project site. Analysis of this data will uncover new ways to cut down emissions, for example by reducing idling time during projects.

The system is currently in use in the Netherlands, monitoring the carbon emissions of a fleet of mobile cranes. It is planned for rollout across Mammoet projects during 2023.

"Based on the actual reported emissions, clients will be given the option to choose for a more sustainable, less emitting fuel type in order to minimize their emissions footprint during construction," says Jacques Stoof, head of innovation at Mammoet.

"With this significant step, we are able to assist clients and empower our own reduction ambitions," adds Mathias Hoogstra, head of sustainability at Mammoet. "DAISY's factual emissions data allows us to take smarter decisions, reducing our footprint in a more efficient manner. This helps our clients and ensures we achieve our sustainability goals towards 2030".

The launch of DAISY follows Mammoet's partnership with Vattenfall to develop new wind farm cranes powered from renewable sources and the completion of a heavy transport project undertaken using a fully electric-driven SPMT combination.

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