Airport fit for Air Force One
Just eight weeks before global heads of state were expected in the UK for the G7 summit, Costain’s combined consultancy and complex programme delivery expertise was called upon to ensure the smooth arrival of Air Force One and VVIP passenger US President Joe Biden at Cornwall’s Newquay Airport on 11th June 2021.
Solving storm release spills with systems thinking
The recent press coverage around sewage spills into watercourses has highlighted the scale of the challenge faced by water companies coping with the impacts of climate change and population growth. Delivering a better service to customers and the performance improvements required by Ofwat through the Outcome Delivery Incentives (ODIs) are driving the need to innovate and implement affordable solutions at pace.
Making the case for an integrated transport strategy for England
The country is crying out for transport solutions that improve the customer experience while honouring our commitment to lowering carbon emissions. That's why it's time to join-up our thinking and get serious about an integrated transport strategy for England.
The role of digitalisation in achieving net zero
Few people would dispute the fact that the planet is fast-approaching a ‘tipping point’ when it comes to carbon emissions, which explains why achieving net-zero greenhouse gases by 2050 if not before, isn’t just a UK target, but a legally binding responsibility. This ambitious decarbonisation commitment will force multiple industries to undergo transformational change, and a shift in mindset and approach is key among organisations large and small. But what role will digitalisation play?
Fleet decarbonisation - Filling the gap to net zero with hydrogen
In my previous blog, I talked about the challenges that fleet managers face when considering the transition to electric vehicles. However, for many organisations with fleets that include heavy duty vehicles, there’s further head scratching to be done.
The journey to zero tailpipe emissions
On zero emissions day, our #netzeropioneer Mark Ashenden, plant and transport supply chain manager talks about Costain’s approach to decarbonising its fleet.
Why it’s time to start accelerating the decarbonisation of your fleet
2030 is the milestone that many public and private sector organisations have circled in their diaries as the year when their vehicle fleet operations will be zero tailpipe emitting – Costain among them. Our Car Fleet Transition Plan outlines the steps we are taking to ensure we achieve a fully emission free fleet both for our company cars and car allowance fleets by 2030.
10 Point Pod - Carbon capture, use and storage
When the UK Government released its Ten Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution in 2020, it included carbon capture, storage and usage as point number eight. Although the capture and safe storage of carbon dioxide has been discussed as an option for combatting climate change for many years, it is yet to come to fruition in the UK. So what is different this time round? What do we need to reach the Government aim of 10 million tonnes of storage capacity by 2030?
Future-proofing our planet
The recently published Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report has highlighted the harsh reality of the damage we are inflicting on our planet. It’s clear that industry must do more to future-proof our environment for the generations to come.
Delivering complex infrastructure programmes – the A19 story
The UK’s Road network is the backbone of the country’s transport infrastructure. It provides real and direct economic benefits: to business, to workers, to users. Better connections support individual towns and cities and the surrounding communities. Keeping traffic moving through faster, safer, greener, and more efficient project delivery is encapsulated in the A19 Testos junction improvement scheme.