£7 million fleet investment for FM Conway
Infrastructure services company aiming to lead the way on air-quality standards for construction logistics
FM Conway are investing £7 million in their vehicle fleet as part of their ongoing efforts to lead environmental best practice within the construction industry.
The move comes in advance of the proposed extension of London’s Ultra-Low Emission Zone (ULEZ). The Mayor of London’s plans would see the ULEZ standard expanded citywide for lorries from 2020 and up to the north and south circular roads for all vehicles from late 2021.
In total, FM Conway are investing in 25 new HGVs and 136 1.5-tonne, 3.5-tonne and 7.5-tonne vehicles. The new purchases include sixty 7.5-tonne vehicles and 17 eight-wheel tippers, which meet Euro Six standards, to transport highway arisings and recycled-content asphalt mixes to and from FM Conway’s operational sites and their recycling plants around the capital.
The addition of the new vehicles, which are due to arrive between the first quarter of 2018 and the first quarter of 2019, will bring the company’s liveried fleet to more than 900 vehicles.
FM Conway say they have invested £235 million in their infrastructure over the past decade to support their commitment to sustainable construction and self-delivery approach to projects.
This has included developing their own network of materials recycling centres as well as ongoing investment in their vehicles to make sure they comply with, and where possible exceed, the latest environmental standards.
Peter Parle, FM Conway’s transport manager, said: ‘Whether it’s investing in plant and vehicle emission technology or cycle safety, FM Conway aim to pave the way on best practice for construction logistics.
‘This latest move will ensure that our vehicle fleet continues to meet the highest environmental standards, helping to improve London’s air quality and supporting our many construction projects in the capital.’