Innovation

Construtora Camargo Corrêa tests a cutting-edge truck at Jirau Hydroelectric Plant

Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 17:00
To operate Frederiko, the manufacturer trained six employees from Jirau Plant, who were certified and are the only ones apt to drive the truck at the testing phase To operate Frederiko, the manufacturer trained six employees from Jirau Plant, who were certified and are the only ones apt to drive the truck at the testing phase

Construtora Camargo Corrêa entered into a contract with Scania to test a modern truck for earthworks with Euro V technology (as per the European standard that provides for a significant reduction in emissions for heavy-duty vehicles), automatic transmission, and 20 cubic-meter bucket.

Named Frederiko, the machine's distinctive technology reduces much of the pollutants emitted by diesel vehicles, and will be available to the company by 2014, at Jirau Hydroelectric Plant in Porto Velho, RO.

The partnership is a good opportunity for the company to understand the operation of a P7-compliant truck. The P7 standard is in effect since January 2012 and provides for a significant reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from heavy-duty vehicles. "The agreement aims to test the vehicle's performance in the field. During this period we will understand better the technical conditions and the use of a special fuel (S-10 Diesel) and the additive that all new trucks with this technology should use to meet the new legislation. Then we'll have information that will reflect on future purchases", says Carlos Maximiliano de Souza, Corporate Procurement Manager at Construtora Camargo Corrêa.

The special additive mentioned by Maximiliano de Souza is ARLA 32, an Automotive Liquid Reducer Agent that, used along with diesel, is less polluting.

 

frederiko 002 m

 

frederiko 003 m