EU Stage V regulations
The European Commission’s Stage V emissions regulations for non-road machinery have been introduced across a broad spread of equipment between 2019-2021. Mobile machinery, with engine outputs in the most popular horsepower ranges, was first to adopt the standard, followed by static equipment, such as site generators.
While many suppliers may still be offering older generator sets for rental, plant hire companies working within the London area will be expected to have moved to Stage V compliant emissions across their equipment lines. Since January 1, 2020, Transport for London (TfL) required that all constant-speed engines with net power of 37-560kW, such as those found in generators, must meet the Stage V generators emissions levels, either through built-in technology, or by retrofitting nitrogen oxide (NOx) and particulate matter (PM) reduction traps.
CW Instant Power, the generator rental division of Charles Wilson Engineers, has invested heavily in new generator sets, including Super Silenced sets from manufacturers such as Himoinsa, to meet the needs of contractors across the country and in particular those working within the capital. This investment ensures that contractors hiring on-site power generation equipment from CW Instant Power in the London area have access to the latest, low-emission generator sets. It also means that they remain fully compliant will all TfL regulations and standards.
Alongside a range of smaller portable units, there are 14 large generator sets on offer from CW Instant Power, providing outputs of 20-500Kva. This includes a trailer-mounted 20Kva model and 13 skid-mounted generator sets. The company also provides distribution boards, bunded fuel tanks, cables, transformers and ancillary equipment.
As experts in power generation rental, CW Instant Hire has the experience and knowledge to advise contractors and end users on the perfect Stage V generators to meet the needs of their individual site. That includes meeting the Stage V emissions regulations required by TfL.