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Doosan crawler excavators take on Wring site preparation contract

Doosan DX380LC-3 excavator

Fleet of Doosan machines used on major land remediation project in Somerset

Bristol-based Wring Group, one of the leading demolition companies in the UK, are using a fleet of equipment, including new Doosan crawler excavators supplied by local Doosan dealers Kellands (Plant Sales) Ltd, on a prestigious land remediation contract on the site of the former Innovia Films cellophane factory in Bridgwater, Somerset.

Among the new Doosan machines working on the project are the first Stage IIIB-compliant DX380LC-3 39-tonne excavator in the UK demolition industry and three new DX225LC excavators recently purchased by Wring Group.


The Wring contract is part of site preparations for the construction of a temporary campus facility for around 1,000 workers to be involved in the planned construction by EDF Energy of two new nuclear reactors at Hinkley Point C in Somerset.

The Bridgwater site was formerly the home of the British Cellophane factory which was acquired by Innovia Films in 1996, and the large industrial buildings on the site lay derelict for a number of years following closure of the factory in 2005. 

Wring completed the demolition of the factory buildings in 2010 and the contractor is now removing the substructures and foundations for the demolished buildings as part of the current land remediation contract.  By the end of the project, Wring will have sorted, recycled and removed more than 250,000 tonnes of material from the site.   

The new DX380LC-3 excavator supplied by Kellands is powered by a Doosan DL08K common rail six-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine meeting Stage IIIB engine emission regulations through the use of EGR (exhaust gas recirculation) and diesel particulate filter (DPF) after-treatment technologies. Combined with an 8% increase in torque, the Doosan DL08K engine delivers 5% more power at a lower 1,800 rev/min, compared with the previous DX380LC model.

Other key highlights include: up to 22% increase in productivity to fuel consumption ratio; 23% more pump flow; a 40-tonne plus class size undercarriage for optimum stability; a 15% increase in drawbar pull and front lifting capacity; and a new optional narrow 3m undercarriage.

The DX380LC-3 excavator also features new D-Ecopower technology which, Doosan say, utilizes an electronic pressure-controlled pump within a closed centre hydraulic system to achieve increases of up to 26% in productivity and up to 12% fuel consumption improvements, depending on the mode selected.


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