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Skanska Deploys Fully Electric Tandem Roller on Purple (D Line) Extension Transit Project in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, CA — Skanska, a construction and development firm, is piloting a zero-emissions electric compaction roller on its Los Angeles Purple (D Line) Extension Transit Project. The Wirtgen Group’s battery-powered HAMM HD 12e VV is one of only five pre-production models of its kind in North America and is among the first all-electric compactors to be employed on an ongoing project in the United States.

The battery-powered electric compaction roller is designed to have the same capabilities as a conventional diesel compaction roller. Skanska is currently using the roller in the compaction of subgrade and crushed aggregates at the Fairfax station. The pilot will test the capability, durability, sustainability, and operator acceptance of the machinery on the active project.

“The HAMM HD 12e VV pilot serves as an important steppingstone in the evolution of lower-emission construction practices while aligning with Skanska’s commitment to a more sustainable future,” said Mason Ford, Director of Sustainability and Equipment Services for Skanska USA Civil. “Through participation in pilots like these, we have the opportunity to learn how we can further advance sustainable innovation and the electrification of equipment on construction job sites.” 

The HD 12e VV, provided by Sunbelt Rentals, is the second fully electric piece of equipment piloted by Skanska on the Purple (D Line) Extension Transit Project.

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