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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.

Costain appointed to support United Utilities on net zero journey

Costain has been appointed by United Utilities to provide consultancy, engineering and design support services to deliver the Concept and Definition Phase of works to help phase out fossil fuels within the network. The contract is worth £360,000 and is the latest to demonstrate Costain’s role at the heart of driving UK infrastructure’s transition to Net Zero.

Launch of Hydrogen South West consortium to accelerate the transition to a net zero future

Costain one of nine leading organisations that have joined forces to drive the development of a hydrogen infrastructure ecosystem.

Costain appoints Matt Browell-Hook as Energy Director

Costain has appointed Matt Browell-Hook as energy transition director.

Alex Vaughan

Alex Vaughan, Chief Executive Officer at Costain welcomes the UK energy strategy

Alex Vaughan, Chief Executive Officer at Costain welcomes the UK Energy strategy, published today.

Phil Carrotte

Costain joins Antarctic Quest 21 climate change expedition in honour of Sir Ernest Shackleton

Costain consultant Phil Carrotte will be following in the footsteps of explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton as he joins the Antarctic Quest 21 climate change expedition.

Removing carbon-emitting HGVs by 2040 welcomed by Costain

Costain welcomes today’s commitment by the Department for Transport that all new heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) must emit zero emissions by 2040. As lead partner in the Electric Roads Consortium (ERC), Costain will be responsible for integrating the various technologies that are needed to bring this programme together to deliver a decarbonised road freight network to the UK.

Climate change pledge

Costain joins the COP26 Race to Zero and signs The Climate Pledge

Costain signs The Climate Pledge and joins other official partners of the COP 26 campaign: Race to Zero. The only initiative with the ambition to beat the 2050 target by achieving net zero by 2040 at the very latest, the Climate Pledge is also driving tangible action on all three greenhouse gas emission scopes, a key differentiator in Costain’s Climate Change Action Plan.

Nature landscape

New environment report highlights positive impact of the A14, a Costain, Skanska and Balfour Beatty joint venture project

An environment report looking at the impact Highways England’s A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon improvement scheme is predicted to have on the amount and quality of habitat created for wildlife during the project has been released.

Lara Young, Costain group carbon manager

Lara Young wins prestigious industry award

Lara Young, group carbon manager at Costain, has been awarded a Highways UK 2020 Associate Laureate award for her commitment to driving forward the climate change agenda within transport.