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Excavator models are stable and fast for remediation work

Engineering consultancy Hydrock has purchased several Doosan Stage IIIB-compliant products including crawler excavators, a DA30 articulated dump truck (ADT) and a DL350-3 wheel loader (pictured), for a contract delivering land remediation services on the Waterside regeneration contract in Northampton.

The scheme involves remediation of the former Nunn Mills power station and Avon Cosmetics factory on a 55-acre development project that will house a new campus for the University of Northampton.

The DA30 and DL350-3 are currently working alongside new Doosan DX225LC-3, DX300LC-3 and DX420LC-3 Stage IIIB-compliant excavators, along with an existing DX300LC excavator and DL300 wheel loader models on the Northampton site.

Graham Bean, senior site manager at Waterside, said: “The latest generation of Doosan excavators has a strong and robust design, with sturdy undercarriages providing stability for the types of work we undertake.

“I have also found that the machines are faster than the excavators we have previously worked with.”

Hydrock is using the equipment on the second phase of the project, which includes works on the former Avon manufacturing site.

As well as remediation, this phase includes breaking up extensive concrete slab areas that formed the base and foundations of the factory, together with excavation, removal of underground hard structures and turning over of the made ground.

Where possible, materials generated in this phase are screened and sorted for reuse on-site, including the placement of engineered fill to form the development platforms.

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