European aerial rental specialist Riwal has sold its first three 100-percent electric 38-meter boomlifts to an equipment rental company in Norway. The machines were purchased by Naboen, a Norwegian company that has nine branch operations in Norway and has more than 11,000 tools and machines, including 1,200 aerial work platforms.

Naboen needs 38-meter boomlifts, with reduced noise levels and zero emissions, for a variety of jobs in construction and maintenance.

Riwal’s technical team, led by Nico den Ouden, converted a JLG 1200SJP from diesel to 100-percent electric. Riwal launched the machine during the APEX exhibition in Amsterdam May 2. Riwal has made converted machines available to its rental customers and will also sell them to other rental companies and end users.

With a noise level lower than 70 Dba and no carbon emissions, the 100-percent electric machine is battery-powered and has a 400-volt integrated battery charger.

“This machine is a great solution for our customers to work indoors as well as outdoors in areas with environmental restrictions without needing any particulate filters," said Nina Aasland, Naboen CEO. “Thanks to the reduced noise level and zero emissions, we can now easily meet local restrictions. It’s a true innovation with no alternative available on the market.”

Riwal CEO Norty Turner called the machine “a sustainable alternative to diesel-powered machines while maintaining all of its features.”

Riwal, headquartered in Dordrecht, The Netherlands, is an international rental and sales specialist of aerial work platforms, telehandlers and power generators. It has 67 branches in 16 countries, and conducts business in more than 60 countries.