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Sustainability News

Costain and Enterprise electric van

Costain and Enterprise Flex-E-Rent drive new multi-site electric van project to showcase potential of EV's in construction

- Costain and Enterprise partner for one of the construction sector’s first electric van programmes. - EV vans were trialled by teams on three major road infrastructure projects across the UK. - The pilot is another step in Costain’s Climate Change Action Plan, which aims to reach net zero by 2035.

London River Thames

End of year updates from the Tideway eastern section team

Good progress is being made on the eastern section of Tideway as the year draws to a close. The year ahead will also see various milestones being delivered, including the connection of tunnels and construction of river walls and other key components.

Construction vehicle with digital overlay

AI tech trials see Costain playing a key role in roadwork innovation

Costain, the infrastructure solutions company, is providing pro bono support to two proposals to trial the use of artificial intelligence (AI) technology in National Highways projects in 2024.

Costain engineer

Costain awarded contracts to provide strategic advice to the Department for Transport

Costain has been awarded four of the initial contracts under the Department for Transport’s STARThree framework, valued at £1.4m

M6 greenery and fields

Costain wins environmental award for reducing emissions by nearly 40% on M6

Costain, the infrastructure solutions company, has won a Green Apple award for significantly reducing the carbon footprint of their works on the M6 motorway.

EV charging and fleet decarbonisation

Costain to help decarbonise Swindon Borough Council

Infrastructure solutions company, Costain, will use its expertise in sustainability to create a blueprint for the decarbonisation of operations at Swindon Borough Council’s largest facility, the Waterside Park depot.

Sustainable future

Costain cuts its own emissions by 38% on journey to net zero

Company’s latest Carbon Reduction Plan shows big reduction in Scope 1 emissions Scope 2 emissions cut by 19% Emission intensity down by 10%

Costain Group builds on ESG plans with £85m sustainability-linked loan refinancing

• One of the UK’s leading construction and engineering firms sets ambitious sustainability targets in its 3 year refinancing to 24 September 2026 • HSBC UK Bank and Lloyds Bank acted as joint sustainability coordinators for the refinancing

New motorway junction and link roads open in Preston

- Scheme delivered on time and on budget - Project scored maximum in Considerate Constructors Scheme

HyNet hydrogen storage project

Costain welcomes Government’s commitment to green infrastructure in “Powering Up Britain” plan

Leading infrastructure business Costain has welcomed the Government’s commitment to clean, green energy and security in its newly-published Powering Up Britain plan. The plan sets out how the government will deliver UK energy security and Net Zero, and diversified, decarbonised and domestic energy production by investing in renewables and nuclear.