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Denmark's recycling company relies on XPower wheel loader from Liebherr


Pubblicato da Ettore Zanatta

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– RGS Nordic, market leader in construction waste management in Denmark, uses 40 Liebherr XPower wheel loaders in its recycling operations.

Every day, more than 1,000 truckloads of construction waste and other material arrive at RGS Nordic's facilities to be converted into reusable and circular products and reintegrated into the product cycle. The 40 Liebherr XPower® wheel loaders are used for material handling as part of the process.


Michael Jørgensen, strategic purchasing manager, commented: "The Liebherr wheel loaders need less fuel, are powerful and have hardly any downtime. We are particularly impressed that we achieve 30% more productivity with the same fuel consumption than with comparable wheel loaders in this size class." Those enormous advantages in fuel consumption also ensure lower CO2 emissions, meaning the machines align perfectly with RGS Nordic's core values.


At Denmark's largest waste management site, recycling the delivered material is top priority. "We aim to make circular economy a sustainable business", added Jørgensen. The Liebherr wheel loaders play a key role in helping the company achieve that aim. On one hand, they transport the bulky waste pre-sorted by Liebherr excavators to the sorting plants, and on the other, feed the numerous crushing and screening plants with various construction wastes. At the end of the treatment process, the recycled material is reused on construction sites around Copenhagen.


RGS Nordic also returns the supplied, partly contaminated material to the product cycle through specialised processing operations, for example by adding substances such as calcium and by constantly shifting the piles of earth using the Liebherr wheel loaders. That function is important to ensure a reliable oxygen supply during composting. Once that operation is complete, the XPower machines load the recycled material on to trucks for RGS Nordic's customers to use as a natural raw material on a wide variety of construction sites rather than rely on new products.


RGS Nordic employs over 200 people and operates 22 reception and treatment facilities in Denmark, including the country's largest waste treatment site and the Nordic region's biggest commercial biological site for treating industrial wastewater. The recycling specialist has set itself a goal of converting even more waste into quality building materials and implementing sustainable processes in the circular economy. The large Liebherr fleet plays a vital role supporting the company in its daily work.

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