JMS powered access selected for energy from waste plant

Leading powered access specialist JMS is supplying a range of access platforms backed by comprehensive service support to assist in the construction of a £¼billion waste to energy facility.

Its super boom lifts and tracked spider booms are being used for steel erection at the huge site in Avonmouth near Bristol, as shown by our exclusive powered access drone video.

JMS is providing a dedicated powered access rental service for a market-leading steel erection and framework company working for the project’s building and civils contractor Clugston.


Right access platform mix

Mark Jackson, JMS Managing Director, said: “On complex major projects like this, contractors are under pressure to deliver outstanding performance while maintaining the highest standards of safety and sustainability.

“JMS is able to supply the right mix of access platforms, including super booms and ultra booms, needed to meet these demands. Contractors know we stock the most modern machines with latest technology and high levels of reliability.”

Platforms selected from JMS’s hire fleet include Genie SX180 ultra booms, JLG 800AJ and 600AJ boom lifts, Genie Z60 boom lifts and Hinowa Lightlift 26.14 and Lightlift 33.17 spider booms. All are being supplied with power to the basket.



Low carbon energy

Once operational, the £252million energy recovery facility (ERF) will have capacity to generate 34MW of low carbon energy, supplying the National Grid with enough electricity to power 44,000 homes.

It will enable local authorities and business to transform 320,000 tonnes of non-recyclable residual waste each year into renewable energy, which would otherwise go to landfill.

Genie SX180 boom lifts have a maximum working height of 56.56m and a maximum outreach of 24.38m. JLG 800AJ articulating boom lifts deliver maximum working heights of 26.38m and outreach of 16.45m.



Industry-leading spider booms

The Hinowa Lightlift 26.14 Performance IIIS has a maximum working height of 25.70m and maximum outreach of 13.75m. While the LL Hinowa 33.17 has a max working height of 32.6m and an outreach of up to 16.5m.

The tracked spider booms are needed to work on low load bearing floor in the ERF above infrastructure service channels for electricity, fibre-optic cabling and water supply.

Hinowa spider booms deliver industry-leading performance in such conditions. They also have unrivalled outreach and give operatives full basket capacity throughout the working envelope.

This supports high levels of productivity, including minimising the number of times the platforms need to be moved to work across multiple locations.

For more information the JMS powered access hire service for major construction project, call 0845 475 0000.