AES Bord na Móna, the long-standing waste collection and processing company has completed a significant fleet investment of over €2.5m in its mid-west business covering Limerick, Tipperary, and Clare.
Commenting on this substantial fleet investment Ciaran Brady, Head of Resource Recovery Bord na Móna stated; “This investment is driven by our ethos of continually improving, and is a combination of replacing and enhancing our fleet. This will enable AES to provide an even more reliable, efficient, and professional service to our valued customers”.
A number of the refuse collection vehicles are twin-pack bodies, which comprise of two separate bodies on the one chassis, independent tailgates and independent operational systems. In doing so, they safeguard against cross contamination at all stages of the collection and recycling process. These new vehicles also feature advanced Terberg lifting equipment, and weighing equipment supplied and maintained by AMCS, the Limerick based software and technology company specialising in waste and recycling services,
All of AES’ new refuse collection vehicles come equipped with a range of new safety features, as well as a number of other enhancements geared towards a greater environmentally efficient and quiet performance. The Euro 6 engines include an SCR post treatment system for reducing emissions, by combining different solutions, such as exhaust gases recirculation during engine start-up phases, the use of controlled valves at the intake and the exhaust as well as specific combustion strategies.
The new vehicles also include an on board Opti-Fuel engine management system, which are designed to reduce fuel consumption, help monitor the performance of the vehicles, and carry out adjustments to achieve fuel efficiency improvements from these vehicles and the gearbox functions.
Through an onboard modem, engineers can diagnose issues and then make electrical and hydraulic adjustments to the vehicle, which results in less travel time, less fuel and time getting to the vehicles, less downtime, and more efficient and timely resolve of issues.
In addition to its investment in RCVs, the AES mid-west fleet includes hook loaders, chain loaders, and other waste collection vehicles acquired within the past 2 years. As Ciaran Brady highlights; “This reinforces the commitment to AES in the mid-west, and we intend to further enhance our service offering to customers, while engaging in continuous development with local depots and the community the community we serve”.
These additions to its Mid-West fleet adds to an overall fleet enhancement programme by AES over the past 2 years, which has seen the company add over 50 waste collection vehicles into its fleet. The company has also recently commenced operating a nationwide waste tyre collection service, as well as Ireland’s only tyre recycling facility in Drogheda.