United Rentals will provide sustainable solutions to Turner Construction, including all-electric trucks and zero-emission power systems. Turner Construction will use the rental equipment for construction of a data center in Kansas City, MO, for Meta, formerly the Facebook company, to reduce the environmental impact of the jobsite.
The equipment package includes the all-electric, zero-emissions Ford F-150 Lightning pickup truck with a range of up to 320 miles and a maximum towing capacity of 10,000 pounds in addition to a 9.6-kilowatt pro power onboard generator system.
“Turner is committed to leading the challenge of decarbonizing construction and working with innovative partners like United Rentals. These solutions allow us to demonstrate how the future of construction will look,” Bill Hassel, data center program sustainability manager at Turner Construction, said. “The ability to test cutting-edge electric vehicles, such as the F-150 Lightning, on a real-world construction site will provide valuable information on how electrifying construction equipment will help reduce emissions while driving productivity.”
The partnership will also help United Rentals identify other construction projects where emissions-saving solutions can be deployed to work towards net-zero jobsites. This is also part of Meta’s efforts to reach net zero emissions across its value chain by 2030.
“Turner and United Rentals are both committed to building a better future, which was a catalyst for our collaboration to drive eco-conscious changes on construction jobsites,” Craig Schmidt, vice president of national accounts at United Rentals, said. “We look forward to continuing to partner with Turner on innovative, sustainable solutions that contribute to a safer, healthier environment.”
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