Work to start on crane CO2 calculator

ESTA is to start work on the development of a CO2 calculation tool that will allow members and supporters to calculate the CO2 production of a specified crane when executing
a project including the work involved in mobilisation and demobilisation. The decision was taken at September’s meeting of the ESTA Board.

ESTA Director Ton Klijn said: “The production of CO2 by all kind of machinery is a hot topic at the moment all over the EU. 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”