GAP Group – case study
Based in Glasgow, GAP Group supplies leading edge solar and hydrogen powered cabins being used on HS2 construction sites at the southern end of the route. Developed with manufacturing partner AJC Trailers, the EasyCabin EcoSmart ZERO product is the world’s first solar and hydrogen powered welfare unit, combining solar and hydrogen power to eliminate carbon emissions from construction sites, and is set to be rolled out further across the HS2 project.
Data gathered from 16 Ecosmart ZERO cabins over a 21 week period on HS2 sites in Camden, Ruislip and Uxbridge showed that 112 tonnes of carbon were saved – the equivalent of what would be absorbed by over 3,367 trees over a whole year. In comparison, a standard diesel generator running would have used 40,000 litres of diesel fuel.
Douglas Anderson, Joint Managing Director at GAP Group said: “With an increased focus on the reduction of carbon footprint on projects like HS2, there is a real demand for industries to adopt cleaner fuels whilst maintaining reliability and cost effectiveness. Hydrogen and fuel cell technology have the potential to provide solutions to the UK’s most critical energy challenges –enabling growth while improving quality of life and minimising environmental impacts.”