The NI Water team working on the Bangor Sewerage Improvement Programme have been named winners of the prestigious UK CEEQUAL 2016 Outstanding Achievement Awards in recognition of their project management work to upgrade a Pumping Station at Luke’s Point, Ballyholme in Bangor, as part of the overall programme of improvements.
The scheme which upgraded the sewerage infrastructure in the Bangor area will improve the water quality in Ballyholme strand and help to meet Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) Standards.
Work is currently underway on a further stage of this overall project to construct a pumping station at Castle Park, Bangor which involves the construction of a large (25m diameter, 13m deep) underground storage tank. This will replace the existing Castle Park Waste Water Pumping Station, as well as providing additional stormwater storage.
This CEEQUAL award aims to assist clients, designers and contractors to deliver improved project specification, design and construction of civil engineering projects. It celebrates the commitment of the civil engineering industry to achieve high environmental, economic and social performance. It rewards project and contract teams that go the extra mile to achieve distinctive environmental and social performance in their work.
NI Water, AECOM and BSG Civil Engineering worked closely together to deliver a high profile scheme which demonstrated effective teamwork, excellent communication and commitment to protecting the environment.
Bill Gowdy Director of Engineering Procurement said:“This award is a great achievement for the Luke’s Point team who reached the pinnacle of UK best practice in project management for this scheme. The team successfully overcame many engineering and environmental challenges to complete a successful sustainable sewerage Improvement Project.
“Collaborative working, careful planning with TransportNI and other utilities and stakeholders, as well as a proactive approach to communications with the local community ensured that the project ran smoothly with minimal disruption in the local area.
“The work at Luke’s Point is part of the overall Bangor Sewerage Improvement Project, which is an ongoing project that represents an investment of approximately £12 million to upgrade and increase the capacity of the sewerage infrastructure in the area, achieving compliance with NIEA standards and EU directives for bathing water quality.
“We worked closely with our entire project team to achieve this award, including colleagues across our business, as well as our contractor BSG Civil Engineering and AECOM.”