Marr Contracting Leading with Renewable Diesel (HVO100) on Australian Construction Sites
Australian crane company Marr Contracting (Marr) has led the way for renewable diesel (HVO100) to be used on Australian construction sites for the first time in a ground-breaking move that takes one of the country’s largest industries closer to a fossil fuel-free future.
Today, Minister for Infrastructure, Cities and Active Transport, Rob Stokes, announced that renewable diesel will be used in Marr’s cranes operating on the construction of two key NSW Government projects, Powerhouse Parramatta and the new Sydney Fish Market.
The Australian-first sustainability initiative is the result of a partnership between the NSW Government, Marr as the instigators of the HVO100 initiative and cranage provider, Multiplex as the delivery partner of the new Sydney Fish Market, and Lendlease as the design and construction partners of Powerhouse Parramatta.
“For our industry, the decision to replace fossil diesel with HVO100 is about being real about sustainability. In our space there has been a lot of discussion about electrification, but after looking at the alternatives we believe this is the most sustainable power source currently available for the work that we are doing. That’s because it allows us to transition away from fossil diesel and maintain the speed, power and reliability of our cranes to drive productivity and cost-efficiencies on the projects we are working on – while at the same time helping our clients achieve their sustainability goals,” Marr Managing Director, Simon Marr, said.