JP Nelson delivers Sunward electric excavator to Singapore rail project

JP Nelson Equipment Pte Ltd has delivered a new Sunward SWE240FED battery-powered excavator to Singapore’s Cross Island Line-Punggol Extension P103 MRT project. The company said this is the first fully electric 24-t excavator in Southeast Asia.

“The construction industry has been evolving at a rapid pace, driven by the need for cleaner and more sustainable solutions. One significant development in this regard is the introduction of fully electric excavators,” explained JP Nelson. “These machines are revolutionising the construction sector by offering an eco-friendly and a more efficient alternative compared to their traditional diesel counterparts.”

JP Nelson highlighted the key benefits of the Sunward SWE240FED electric excavator, which include zero emissions and a reduced noise level on the jobsite. It also offers higher energy efficiency and lower operating costs; and with fewer moving parts, the machine is easy to maintain.

The SWE240FED is powered by a high-performance LFP battery with a capacity of 400 kWh, allowing the machine to work for about six hours when fully charged. The charging time for the battery is up to one to two hours for fast charging. 

The SWE240FED features an overall weight of 24 t, a bucket capacity of 1.0 cu m, and a tail swing radius of 2,770 mm. The machine has a travel speed of between 3.3 and 5.2 km/hr. The maximum digging depth and height are 6,750 mm and 9,710 mm respectively.

Equipped with an integrated electric control and an intelligent remote control, the SWE240FED can adapt to various working conditions safely and efficiently. The excavator also comes with a quick coupler and an optional breaker.

JP Nelson further pointed out that “many construction companies aim to enhance efficiency and reduce their environmental footprint. As technology continues to evolve, electric machines are expected to play an even more significant role in the construction industry of the future.”