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Costain, Carillion among Highways Agency best performers

The Highways Agency has announced a number of contractors who have demonstrated leading performances on road schemes this year.

A Carillion/Morgan Sindall JV was recognised for its work on the upgrade to the A1 Dishforth to Leeming – a 24-mile section due for completion Spring 2012 in the managing down cost/improving value category.

The contractors were joined by service provider Aone+ in the category, while Costain was recognised for supply chain management for its work on the delivery of the M53 Bidston Moss scheme.

A Costain/Carillion JV was recognised in the health and safety category for employee occupational health and welfare on the M1 Junction 10 to 13 contract, while Costain was recognised separately for its delivery of the M53 Bidston Moss scheme, which achieved zero RIDDOR-reportable incidents in the last 1.1m worked hours.

Highways Agency chief executive Graham Dalton said: “Our vision is to build on our already world-class reputation, to be recognised as the world’s leading road operator; that means working in close partnership with our suppliers to meet the diverse needs of our customers – road users and the communities we serve.

“Both the number and quality of the entries we received for these awards demonstrate the importance which our suppliers place on the performance they deliver – and by recognising their industry-leading performance, and encouraging our supply family to share best practice, we are showing that we’re proud to acknowledge their dedication and innovation on our behalf.”

Suppliers including joint ventures, lower tiers, small and medium enterprises and those from across all aspects of Highways Agency business were invited to be recognised through a non-financial award in five key business areas for the agency.

For building and Sustainability capability, Balfour Beatty Civil Engineering was recognised for the approach to people skills and capabilities on the A46 Newark to Widmerpool scheme, while AOne+ was again recognised for delivering skills and capabilities through the delivery of four MAC contracts.

Balfour Beatty was also recognised for its corporate sustainability strategy - along with Hanson UK for applying its own strategy to deliver achievements in new products and reduction in energy consumption and waste – in the delivering sustainable value and solutions category.

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