With TRAILAR expanding into new markets, we are helping organisations with a variety of vehicle types to save fuel, CO2 & maintenance costs. One of our customers, ALBA Group has been reaping the benefits of our systems out in Singapore.
ALBA Group teamed up with Singapore-based Wah & Hua, winning a €100 million tender that will provide a new waste management system for the Jurong urban region.
The 500,000 population is to be served by a digitalised system meeting high environmental standards and providing capacity to collect and treat some 170,000 tonnes of waste annually.
Dr. Axel Schweitzer, CEO of ALBA Group, said: “Singapore has the goal of becoming the first zero waste nation. That fits in perfectly with our vision of a world without waste.”
This is all in line with plans to make Singapore a zero waste nation by 2030. Part of this plan is the integration of innovative technologies to provide a state-of-the-art service to the region's population.
To build a sustainable, optimised system requires solutions with efficient, telling results. ALBA saw an opportunity to utilise TRAILAR's solar technology within their winning tender bid, by adding the refuse truck solar systems to their fleet as standard.
Since fitting to the first 13 refuse vehicles, ALBA W&H have seen savings of over 1100 litres in diesel, and 3 tonnes of CO2 for the month of April. They expect to see exponential growth in numbers from this point, with plans in place to fit the remainder of the fleet with our solar systems.
Sandra Sajen, Assistant Sustainability Manager for ALBA W&H, said:
“The waste management industry is evolving faster than ever before, and we at ALBA have always tried to get ahead of the curve by bringing in innovations and integrating smarter greener solutions to this industry. TRAILAR is one of those partners, helping us to accomplish this even sooner.
In addition to providing an environmentally-friendly image by installing solar mats on our entire fleet, we expect to see these first 13 vehicles saving over 13000 litres of fuel and drastically reduce carbon emissions by over 39 tonnes of CO2 annually.”
Both parties are delighted with the collaborative progress made so far, and look forward to working on future fleet projects, to make significant progress towards sustainable waste management.