NZ Government Low Emissions Transport Fund awards Isaac Construction a grant to support our funding to implement the first electrified civil construction road crew in New Zealand.

This project will test the viability of current battery electric technology in the construction industry.

Maintaining Sir Neil and Lady Diana Isaac’s vison, the Isaac Group continue to innovate and build on our conservation and wildlife preservation by incorporating environmental and sustainable methodology within our civil construction projects. From our foundational construction project developing Christchurch’s Memorial Avenue in 1959 and subsequent civil construction projects for Christchurch City Council and surrounds, bridge and wharf sustainable reconstructions on the West Coast to current projects for Dunedin City Council Retail Quarter Redevelopment and Marlborough District Council Rivers Maintenance contract, the Isaac Group has maintained the values of our company to Conserve, Create and Care for future generations. This project will be the next step in accelerating the decarbonisation of the New Zealand Transport sector.

This is an exciting project being led by Andrew Dyson of Isaac Group Special Projects. He will work closely with EECA (Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority) and our Isaac Construction, Simcox Construction and Liddell Contracting divisions.

The intent is that the entire crew will be battery electrically powered. It will enable us to study how battery electric technology can be applied to our business and how we as a construction industry might be able to apply this technology on our decarbonisation journey.

Our crew will be supported to achieve zero-emissions with the arrival of a four-tonne excavator, site loader, skid steer loader, roller and various small tools plate compactors and saws over the next few months.