Skanska Deploys Electric Roller in Pilot

March 19, 2024
Tandem roller works on Los Angeles transit project.

Skanska is using a Hamm HD 12eVV electric compactor on a project in California. The battery-powered tandem roller is one of five pre-production models in North America, according to the company, and is designed to perform the same as a diesel unit.

The Hamm roller is being used to compact subgrade and crushed aggregate at the Fairfax station in Los Angeles as part of Skanksa’s work on the Purple (D Line) extension. It intends for the pilot to test the capability, durability, sustainability, and operator acceptance of the roller.

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“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, CEM, director of sustainability and equipment services. “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.”
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