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New Technology Lets Mammoet Monitor Emissions in Real Time

Dec. 13, 2022 - Mammoet has developed new technology that reports emission data from heavy lifting equipment in real time. 

The system lets customers accurately predict and monitor carbon output from large heavy lifting and transport projects from anywhere in the world.

Project planners looking to meet increasingly strict emission regulations have needed to rely on estimates drawn from the make and model of equipment involved and how long they have been used.

Mammoet’s new technology increases the accuracy of this reporting by using data taken directly from electronics in on-site equipment.

The system, codenamed DAISY, transmits the data from cranes and SPMTs over mobile networks, so it can be accessed from anyplace in the world, providing a clear audit trail for governments and other authorities.

That lets organizations working at locations where emissions are regulated tightly, such as inner cities, tunnels, and indoor facilities, to minimize emissions at the project site.

Analysis of this data will uncover new ways to cut down emission-driving activity, for example by reducing engine idling time.

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 according to customer demand during 2023.

“DAISY will be the most advanced system to accurately report CO2, NOx, and NH3 emissions at equipment level at the operating location, improving on the generic approach the industry is currently using,” said Jacques Stoof, head of innovation at Mammoet. “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.”

Mathias Hoogstra, head of sustainability at Mammoet, added, “With this significant step, we are able to assist clients and empower our own reduction ambitions. 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.”


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