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North East civils awards shortlist announced

ICE North East today named seven projects in the shortlists for its annual Robert Stephenson Awards.
The regional awards for engineering excellence recognise two categories for projects costing less and more than £2.5m, completed within 24 months of November 2006.Five projects have been shortlisted for the larger projects award. They are:Scotswood Road improvement Phase 3 - Newcastle City Council, Birse Civils; Redcar bathing water improvements - Northumbrian Water, Mott McDonald, Carillion Water; Reconstruction of Grain Berth at Battleship Wharf - Port of Blyth, Halcrow, Nuttall; Queen Alexandra Bridge maintenance - Sunderland City Council, Carillion; Seahouses Sewage Treatment Works - Entec, Northumbrian Water, Carillion.The shortlist for the smaller projects award consists of two projects:The Ravenscroft Avenue flooding remedy system in Middlesbrough - Northumbrian Water, Mott McDonald and Seymour Civil Engineering Contractors; Lancaster Road Bridge, Hartlepool - Balfour Beatty Civil Engineering and Network Rail.Winners and runners-up will be announced at a ceremony held as part of ICE's annual regional dinner on April 18 at the Gosforth Marriott Hotel.ICE North East chairman John Jeffrey said: 'The quality of this year's entries has been exceptionally high and the judges are looking forward to sitting down and examining each of the shortlisted projects in depth. These projects show the high standard of work being carried out in the North East and those who do come out as winners will have overcome some tough competition to succeed.'

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