ENVIRONMENTAL AWARD winning Channel Tunnel Rail Link Contract 440 has added another trophy to its cabinet, scooping the ICE South East Merit Award 2002.
The £75M project stood out above all other entries, with a multi-faceted submission highlighting safe working, environmental and technical challenges, and an active community liaison programme.
The project achieved over 1M man hours worked without a reportable accident. Its environmental performance was recognised in NCE sister magazine Construction News' Quality in Construction Awards 2001 and was named category winner in the Kent Environment Business of the Year Award 2001.
ICE president Mark Whitby presented the Merit Award winner's certificate to the project team at the South East region annual dinner, held at Leeds Castle last month.
Five further projects were commended. In keeping with the historic setting, two were singled out for their contribution to engineering heritage, the first time the ICE South East has made such a distinction.
Earlier in the day Whitby chaired a lively seminar: 'Congestion charging: panacea or nightmare?'
The distinguished body of speakers included Freight Transport Association chief executive Richard Turner and East Sussex County Council director of transport and environment Bob Wilkins.