UKSTT announces award winners at Annual Dinner
The United Kingdom Society for Trenchless Technology (UKSTT) has announced the winners of its annual awards at its Dinner and Awards Ceremony, held at the Met Hotel in Leeds.
The event opened with a speech from UKSTT Chairperson Matthew Izzard, who spoke about the progress of the society and its place in the industry.
After the opening address, Mr Izzard announced the winner of the Young Professional Award, the recipient of which receives a £2,000 (US$2695.40) bursary prize.
The winner of the Renovation Large Award went to McAllister Group for the Bank Station – Low Level 2 Sewer Articulation, where it controlled the flows and articulated 11 joints inside the sewer to facilitate the construction of a 570 m tunnel for a capacity upgrade project.
The Renovation Small Award was taken home by UKDN Waterflow for its installation of a structural liner in 35 m of 1,200 mm diameter brick-lined culvert, extending the asset’s life for up to 100 years.
The Severn Trent Water/BNM Alliance – a joint venture (JV) between North Midland Construction and Barhale – won the New Installation Award for the construction of three new bypass tunnels to deteriorating sections of the 117.4 km long Elan Valley Aqueduct.
The Small Scheme Award was presented to South West Water’s Delivery Alliance H50 (Hyder–Pell Frischmann–Interserve Project Services–Balfour Beatty JV) for the Mayflower Street pile cutting and cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) patch repair.
The project utilised ultra high pressure water abrasive cutting techniques that allowed the host pipe to maintain integrity for CIPP patching.
Affinity Water, Suez Water UK and Mace won the Innovative Application of Technology Award for Affinity Water’s 18 month trunk main cleaning program that used ice pigging to clean more than 900 km of pipes.
The Environmental Award was awarded to Northern Gas Networks for its development of a commercial solution for removing water from customers’ service pipes.
For more information visit the UKSTT website.
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