Akela Ground Engineering secures second electric vehicle charging point contract

AKELA Ground Engineering (Akela GE) has secured a second contract to deliver piling solutions at a new electrical vehicle charging hub at Palace Grounds Retail Park in Hamilton.

It comes following the firm’s work on the UK’s largest charging hub in Oxford, with the site in Hamilton set to feature ultra rapid electric vehicle chargers.

Work is scheduled to begin this month, and will see Akela GE using steel repurposed tubular piles, as well as ‘innovative’ plant equipment to efficiently install the steel tube piles.

The firm said this will help reduce the disposal of surplus materials to landfill and reduce the site’s carbon footprint by 97% when compared to using newly manufactured prime steel tube.

Mark Markey, Akela Group MD, said, “This project marks a step towards helping Scotland to achieve net zero ambitions by decarbonising the transport sector and it is a unique opportunity for our company as we continue to place sustainability at the core of our business and expand into new markets.

“At Akela we continue to look at the materials and processes we are using to reduce both our, and clients’, carbon footprint through the use of innovative solutions, and through our work on these electric vehicle charging hubs, sustainable benefits will continue to be realised long after we finish on site.”