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Winning Performance At Awards

Winning Performance At Awards

18 November 2015

Costain recently walked away with two major awards at the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) Global Awards 2015.

The awards, which were held in partnership with Aramco, celebrate and recognise excellence in chemical engineering worldwide. This year’s awards were hosted by Breakfast TV Business journalist, Steph McGovern, at the Hilton Metropole in Birmingham.

Costain won the Industry Project of the Year for Perenco’s Dimlington Terminal Freon Replacement Project. Stuart Campbell, a Project Director who joined Costain as a graduate, won Industry Leader of the Year, while Costain, together with Tetronics International, were Highly Commended for their work on Plasma Vitrification in both the Energy Project and Research Project of the Year Awards.

Also shortlisted were Hayleigh Pearson for Young Chemical Engineer in Industry; United Utilities and GCA - a Galliford Try, Costain, Atkins Joint Venture, were shortlisted for Liverpool Sandon Dock - Water Management; and Costain Process Technology was shortlisted for Carbon Dioxide for Enhanced Oil Recovery in the Oil and Gas Award.

Costain sponsored the Sustainable Technology Award, which was won by Lehigh Technologies, USA, and presented on the night by Alex Vaughan, Costain’s Managing Director for the Natural Resources Division.

Costain walked away with the Chemical Engineering Industry Project of the Year Award for its work with Perenco in making the Dimlington Gas Terminal compliant with legislation prohibiting the use of HCFCs in the maintenance and servicing of refrigeration equipment. The solution used existing plant and equipment to minimise any downtime throughout the project.

“The modifications to Perenco’s Dimlington terminal are a major environmental project, eliminating the use of Hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) in line with legislation, and one which Costain has been very pleased to be involved in. As well as ensuring compliance with the legislation, Costain’s solution has increased the site’s efficiency and eliminated the need for costly plant shutdowns. Winning this award recognises both our innovative solution and collaborative delivery model, which achieved capital cost requirements 60% lower than those of the scheme proposed prior to Costain’s involvement,” said Stuart.

Stuart also triumphed in the Industry Leader Award, which is presented to an individual who has demonstrated exceptional leadership and motivational skills in the chemical engineering profession.

Costain and Tetronics International recently completed trials of a new system that promises to reduce the volume of intermediate level waste (ILW) from the nuclear industry by up to 90% compared with alternative remediation approaches.

“I am delighted that our work on plasma waste vitrification was recognised at the IChemE Awards. I am very proud of our team of Chemical Engineers from Costain and Tetronics, who are working so creatively to develop a new approach to one of the key issues in the nuclear sector: dramatically reducing the volume of nuclear waste whilst at the same time enhancing safety and environmental performance,” said Dr Bryony Livesey, Head of Research and Technology.

Commenting on Costain’s performance, Alex Vaughan said: “Congratulations and thank you to all our team who played an important part in our being recognised by these prestigious industry awards. These awards recognise the incredibly high standard of work being delivered by Costain and the contribution we are making to meet the UK’s National Needs through new solution innovation, enhanced efficiency, talent development and service delivery.”

The Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) is the global professional organisation for people with relevant experience or an interest in chemical engineering. With a global membership of over 42,000, the Institution is at the heart of the process community, promoting competence and a commitment to best practice, advancing the discipline for the benefit of society, encouraging young people in science and engineering and supporting the professional development of its members.

For more information about the Institution of Chemical Engineers and the IChemE Global Awards 2015, please click here.


Pictured from left: Breakfast TV Business journalist, Steph McGovern; Costain's Stuart Campbell and Paul Haworth, Chief Process Engineer, Sellafield Ltd.




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