Joint Venture Awarded ‘Green Apple’
23 December 2014
The Costain Skanska joint ventures (CSJV) working for Crossrail have won a Green Apple award in recognition of high performance in reducing particulate matter and air pollutants from construction plant.
In 2010, Crossrail set an ambitious target to contractors to have all plant compliant with EU emissions tier 3B early. Over 250 pieces of Non Road Mobile Machinery have been used across the joint ventures. “To achieve this award a significant effort has been made with our supply chain partners to provide 3B plant” said Kenny Hills, CSJV Paddington Station Environment Manager.
“We rose to the challenge because we recognised that meeting the standards was beneficial to all parties and helps address this important issue for London. It does not stop here though as we are now addressing more specialist plant that we use in our operations, such as concrete pumps, generators and compressors, as well as specialist plant.”
The Costain Skanska joint venture projects include; Bond Street station C411 & C412, Paddington Station C405 and Eleanor Street and Mile End Shafts C360. “To reach the 3B tier was challenging for the supply chain, many of who had expensive plant that they could ill-afford to replace ahead of time and in these cases we worked with them to ensure that the plant was retrofitted with Diesel Particulate Filters” remarked Hills.
Crossrail Environmental Manager Cathy Myatt said: “The rewards highlight some of the excellent work being done across the project to ensure we protect the environments we’re working in. They reflect a collaborative effort from Crossrail and contractor environmental teams. Well done to all.”
The award was presented in the Environmental Best Practice category at the International Green Apple Awards in the House of Commons, Palace of Westminster, London, in November. The Green Apple Environment Awards were launched in 1994 by The Green Organisation and recognise the environmental efforts of businesses in the UK and internationally.
Costain Communications Department