Carriageway and footpath ‘grab wagon’ protection

‘Grab wagons’ helps our network partners remove spoil and fill in approximately 1 million excavations each year.

But these big pieces of machinery, which are capable of transporting up to 20 tonnes of material to and from a site, can cause damage to carriageways and highways.

This is due not only to their weight, geometry and force but the steel material that the ‘clamshell’ bucket which picks up the spoil is made from.


For additional information about this opportunity click here: EIC Call for Innovation: Carriageway and footpath ‘grab wagon’ protection


This results in fines from the Local Authority as well as increased inconvenience to customers and negative impact on the environment.

Our network partner is looking for a solution which will reduce this damage. Can you help?

This is the latest in a series of calls for innovation, managed by the EIC, which offers innovators the opportunity to register interest and propose potential solutions to targeted energy distribution sector problems.

If you have an idea or a solution that can help, register your interest by calling us on 0151 348 8040 and quoting the reference number GDN-16-09 or by completing the form below.

The deadline for registering initial interest in this call is Friday 23rd December 2016.