ESTA is planning to launch an English-language version of the CO2 calculator developed by Dutch crane association VVT. It will be available to ESTA members only via the ESTA website.
The tool will allow members to calculate the CO2 production of a specified crane when executing a project including the work involved in mobilisation and demobilisation.
Gert Kleinsmit of VVT will give a presentation of its calculator to delegates at ESTA’s autumn meeting in Helsinki next week.
ESTA Director Ton Klijn said: “It is already a requirement to compare the CO2 output of the various operational options of executing of a project when asking for quotes from contractors as a government organisation or when working on Government instigated projects. Hence, crane operating companies need to have a method of calculating their CO2 production when quoting for a project”