Balfour Beatty, in collaboration with its supply chain partners Hogen Systems and Genquip-Groundhog, were commended at the Water Industry Awards on Monday night, as it secured the 2019 Sustainability and Resource Recovery Initiative of the Year.
The Water Industry Awards is the annual celebration of outstanding achievement and innovation in the UK water industry.
The award recognised the partnership’s initiative which combines rainwater harvesting, atmospheric drinking water generation and renewable energy sources to provide facilities for on-site workers. Currently being trialled at Balfour Beatty’s Plant and Fleet Innovation Centre in Thurnscoe, the initiative uses solar and wind energy to power a generator which produces water for drinking and other uses.
Richard Mason, Product & Innovations Manager, who led on the initiative for the partnership, said: “We are delighted to have won the Sustainability and Resource Recovery Initiative of the Year award.
“By collaborating with our supply chain partners, we were able to design innovative and sustainable solutions that offer better welfare facilities for our on-site staff and are better for the environment. The use of this innovation could reduce the need for water deliveries to remote areas and result in reduced carbon emissions from associated transport of water bowsers or tankers to site.”
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