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Costain supports Low Carbon Vehicle (LCV) event

14 September 2016

Costain is sponsoring Cenex’s Low Carbon Vehicle (LCV) event, demonstrating its commitment to delivering innovative business solutions through low carbon technology.

Now in its ninth year, the free-to-attend event at Millbrook in Bedfordshire on September 14 and 15 attracts over 2,500 delegates and includes a comprehensive seminar programme and technology exhibition. LCV is the biggest event of its kind in Europe, attracting international organisations from both the public and private sectors.

The event is run by Cenex, the UK's first centre of excellence for low carbon and fuel cell technologies.

“Cenex are delighted to be working in partnership with Costain. The coming together of Cenex low carbon vehicle experts with Costain's industry experience will enable the construction sector to innovate and positions Costain as leaders in low carbon construction, "said Keith Budden, Head of Business Development at Cenex.

Innovation is a key driver of Costain’s Engineering Tomorrow strategy and its commitment to identifying, developing and implementing innovative solutions to meet the UK’s major national infrastructure needs. The strategy involves working with the supply chain to create solutions to address not just the customers’ challenges but those facing the wider industry. Embracing low carbon technology is a major component of that vision.

Speaking at the event on behalf of Costain will be Damien Canning, Costain’s Carbon Manager, who will discuss the importance of strong data collation and management in driving low carbon outcomes for contractors and their supply chain.

“Good data management early on in a project can significantly reduce time required for analysis, meaning more time can be spent on exploiting opportunities - transitioning from reporting to management,” said Damien.

Elsewhere, Costain’s Chris Hills will talk about how to deliver low-carbon infrastructure through the use of telematics and implementing low carbon vehicle alternatives.

Telematics is an interdisciplinary field that brings together computer science, telecommunications and vehicular and sensor technologies. The data from the project will be used to determine where low carbon vehicles, which can use alternative fuels, can be best used.

Chris is currently involved in a one-year Innovate UK project with Cenex and the University of Edinburgh Business School called Reducing Construction Carbon Emissions in Logistics, which aims to gain a better understanding about where telematics can have the biggest impact on the supply chain and the equipment used on site.

Chris said: “Reducing our carbon emission comes through developing effective strategies, harnessing new and innovation technologies and changing our behaviour away from high fuel use.”

Commenting on Costain’s involvement, Tim Embley, Costain’s Group Innovation and Knowledge Manager, added: “The LCV event is another way we can collaborate with industry-leading businesses to meet the demands of a low carbon future.”

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