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Teesside Wins Safety Award

28 August 2013

The Costain Industrial Cooling Team working on the Energy-from-Waste (EfW) plant on Teesside has been awarded a Contractor of the Month safety award for achieving a consistently high safety performance on the project.

The award, which was presented by the principal contractor Foster Wheeler, consists of a trophy that is retained for a month and a cheque for £500 which goes to a charity chosen by the team.  The chosen charity was Macmillan Cancer Support.

Costain Industrial Cooling is currently constructing a new four cell Counterflow Water Cooling Tower as part of the world’s largest renewable energy plant being built in the UK using advanced gasification EfW technology on Teesside.

The objective of the works is to provide sufficient cooling performance for the site, using the latest cooling technology to minimise environmental impact and maximise thermal performance efficiency.

The cooling tower is being constructed using a framework of Glass Reinforced Plastic GRP and associated fixings such as distribution pipes drift eliminator and pack media.  The work involves managing key risks such as working at height, the use of cranes and manual handling.

Commenting, Mark Blackham, Managing Director for Industrial Cooling, said: “The award is thoroughly deserved for the consistent proactive safety attitude the team has shown and will significantly assist in securing future work for the next phase of the project.”