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Tour Of Flanders

20 March 2012

A team from the Brighton & Hove WWTW project led by Project Manager, Graham Sugrue, is taking part in this years’ ‘Tour of Flanders’ cycling event.  The aim of the event is to raise money for a charity called Project Moz.

The cycling event takes place in Belgium on 31st March.  The team will ride the programmed route as the pros will do the day after.  There are steep climbs and cobblestones which the team will have to overcome on the 90 mile ride.  The team consists of Graham Sugrue, Phil Ebner (Costain Graduate Mechanical Engineer), Matt Crabtree (Customer Director), Paul Hutton (Graduate Civil Engineer), Mick Lippard (Sales Manager, Speedy Hire), Warren Mitchell (Senior General Foreman) and Aalok Sonawala (Business System Manager) and they aim to complete the ride in seven hours.

The funds raised will be used to support an IMechE volunteer project that Phil Ebner is leading.  The team of young engineers have volunteered to design and build an irrigation system in Mozambique.  The IMechE has close links with a charity called Project Moz which is currently building an orphanage for a local community in Mozambique.  Through this charity the IMechE Young Members Panel identified a project to design, procure and install an irrigation system for 2 hectares of farmland in the same community.  Phil and his team have identified and narrowed the scope of the project, completed concept designs, carried out detailed research on Mozambique and the local community, identified local suppliers and ascertained an estimated cost of installation.  The irrigation system will involve a new borehole/well, pumping systems buffer tanks, filter processes and the irrigation pipe work. The challenge is to raise £25,000 for the project by October 2012.

The cycling team has had an excellent response in support from various stakeholders on the Brighton and Hove project, however we are still a long way from our fundraising target. 

The Brighton & Hove project is currently completing the construction, installation and commissioning of a Wastewater Treatment Works and Sludge Recycling Centre on the south coast of East Sussex for client Southern Water. The team consists of members from Costain and its sub contractors working on the £300 million waste water treatment works project.
If you would like to support this initiative or make a donation, please contact [email protected] or donate via the virgin giving site http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/projectmozirrigation

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