Back to School (Lane) for BEK
The start of September means back to school for many with BEK Enviro recently undertaking a project at a site known as School Lane. The project included site investigation to support the redevelopment of a compressed natural gas (CNG) filling station. Works included the drilling of a number of boreholes to identify risks to construction workers and future site users. Geotechnical testing was also carried out to support foundation design.
Compressed natural gas is currently used in an estimated 14.8 million vehicles worldwide with the cost of running a CNG vehicle around 30% cheaper than those powered by diesel and petrol. However the UK has generally been slow on the uptake of compressed natural gas vehicles in comparison to Asian countries particularly China. However, with development of compressed natural gas filling stations such as the one at School Lane, the use of compressed natural gas powered vehicles may be on the increase.