The City Council of L’Hospitalet de Llobregat (Barcelona) once again opted for FCC Medio Ambiente for the new contract for the conservation and renovation of urban and wooded green spaces, as it has been doing since 2012. The service began this month and represents a portfolio of nearly 29 million euros for a duration of three years, with a possible extension of another two.
The second most populous city in Catalonia, with 270,000 inhabitants, has more than 650,000 m2 of green areas and nearly 35,000 units of trees. To provide service there will be a workforce of 155 employees and a fleet of 71 vehicles, in which vehicles over 3,500 kg of maximum authorized mass (MAM) are powered by CNG and have the Spanish DGT’s ECO environmental label. Newly acquired vehicles will also have ZERO emissions or ECO labels.
L’Hospitalet is committed to respecting the environment through the incorporation of sustainability and biodiversity criteria in services, promoting the flowering of green spaces. Single-use plastic bags are also eliminated.
Among other novelties of the new service, vegetable waste will be reduced and reincorporated into green spaces by shredding pruning remains and the recycling system for mowers and tractors. Tree work will also be restructured with selective pruning, and a risk plan will be implemented with the aim of evaluating the risk of trees, for which specialized personnel will be available.
For the comprehensive management of the service, the VISION digital platform will be implemented, developed exclusively by FCC Medio Ambiente, which allows the control, monitoring and optimization of the work and enables interaction in real time with the requests of the residents of the city.
Source: FCC Medio Ambiente