Edinburgh based, Bernard Hunter Mobile Cranes has ordered an electric powered, mobile tower crane; the Spierings Model SK487-AT3, named ‘The City Boy’ by its manufacturers. It brings previously unattainable sustainability levels and zero emissions to urban construction projects. The electric crane is the latest innovation in the Gilmerton company’s established environmental policies, which commenced in Spring 2011 with the purchase of low emission Smart City cars.

‘OUR NEW Spierings electric mobile tower crane will keep us one step ahead of Scotland’s forthcoming city Low Emissions Zones (LEZs),’ reports Mark Rafferty, managing director at Bernard Hunter Mobile Cranes.

‘The City Boy gives us the potential to drive into Edinburgh in full electric mode. Once the vehicle is safely parked in its designated lifting position, we can plug it into the grid to work at 100% electric throughout the day. This will deliver zero emissions for an entire day’s work.’