It’s clear the water sector faces profound challenges in the coming years and decades, from climate change to growing customer expectations, as well as concerns about affordability. With all eyes on PR24, Costain and British Water hosted a series of industry panel events to spotlight these challenges and discuss how the industry can work collectively to deliver more for customers and the environment.
High on the list of any large industrial operator, is the impact of its transport, plant and employee mobility needs. Essential Fleet Manager sat down with Jamie Colquhoun, Costain’s Transport Energy Advisor, who spoke about the ambitious steps the infrastructure solutions company is taking to decarbonise its own operations, and those of its customers, at pace.
In this article, John Edwards, Discipline Lead, Environment, Sustainability & Social Value and Trevor Brown, Sellafield Project Director, help to define social value and spotlight the work being undertaken in Cumbria as part of Costain’s role in the Nexus Decommissioning Alliance, supporting Sellafield on its Decommissioning Delivery Partnership (DDP).
How can industry create a strategy to offset their emissions? What are the key challenges for industrial decarbonisation? What actions need to be taken to ensure we have the skills needed to meet the net zero challenge?
We should all understand how to apply a quality conscience on a small scale, but how about when working on safety-critical major projects? Martin Davies, Project Quality Director, Lee Davies, HS2 Client Director, and Leigh Wakefield, Civil Nuclear Director, all at construction and engineering company Costain, draw on their cross-industry experiences to outline five key learnings for transforming the performance of infrastructure in heavily regulated environments.
The aviation sector accounts for 6% of all UK greenhouse gases. It’s therefore unsurprising that a key challenge the country faces is ensuring that the sector plays its part in supporting our march to net zero by 2050. The recently announced Jet Zero strategy is central to tackling this challenge.