13 January 2016, 11:11
Mammoet, the world’s largest service provider specializing in engineered heavy lifting and transport will use cleaner-burning Shell gas-to-liquids (GTL) fuel to power all its cranes and trucks in the Netherlands. The switch is expected to reduce emissions and help improve local air quality as well as lowering noise levels compared with conventional diesel.
Mammoet's Dutch operations switch to Shell gas-to-liquids fuel
"Many of our clients are conscious of the need for environmental improvement and we think that choosing Shell GTL Fuel will help us to make a contribution by giving them a competitive edge," said Sander Splinter, Managing Director of Mammoet Europe. "We strive to reduce emissions to make a positive contribution to the environment and working with Shell is a step in that direction."
Marjan van Loon, President Director, Shell Netherlands said: "The roll-out of Shell GTL Fuel underscores our ambition to be the most competitive and innovative energy company. We are proud it will now also be used in the heavy-lifting sector and contribute to Mammoet’s plans to reduce emissions. As the market develops, we will continue to invest in GTL infrastructure for customers demanding a fuel that can help reduce local emissions in conventional diesel vehicles."
Mammoet is the first company in its industry to power its equipment in the Netherlands with Shell GTL Fuel. The company will start introducing this cleaner-burning fuel in heavy-lifting and transport equipment from January 2016. Shell GTL Fuel will be available at three Mammoet locations: Schiedam, Velsen-Noord and Geleen. Mammoet operates 200 cranes, 50 trucks in the Netherlands. The "oliecentrale", the biggest distributor of Shell fuels and lubricants in the Netherlands, will provide GTL at the permanent working locations of Mammoet.