Infrastructure services company FM Conway is investing £7 million in its vehicle fleet, to lead environmental best practice within the construction industry.
The move comes in advance of the proposed extension of London’s Ultra-Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) – which has been out for consultation. The Mayor of London’s plans would see the ULEZ standard expanded city-wide for lorries from 2020 and up to the North and South circular roads for all vehicles from late 2021.
Peter Parle, FM Conway’s transport manager, said: “This latest move will ensure that our vehicle fleet continues to meet the highest environmental standards, helping to improve London’s air quality and supporting our many construction projects in the capital.”
FM Conway is investing in 25 new HGVs and 136 1.5 tonne, 3.5 tonne and 7.5 tonne vehicles. The new purchases include 60 7.5 tonne vehicles and 17 eight-wheel tippers, which meet Euro 6 standards, to transport highway arisings and recycled-content asphalt mixes to and from FM Conway’s operational sites and its recycling plants around the capital.
The addition of the new vehicles, which are due to arrive between Q1 2018 and Q1 2019, will bring the company’s liveried fleet to over 900 vehicles.
FM Conway delivers construction and maintenance services for roads, buildings, structures and public spaces across London and the south east.