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30 April 2018

Record night For Mott MacDonald Bentley at ICE NE Awards

Mott MacDonald Bentley (MMB) has enjoyed its most successful night ever at the Institution of Civil Engineers’ (ICE) Robert Stephenson Awards.

The ceremony, held at the Newcastle Marriott Hotel, celebrated civil engineering excellence across the North East of England.

MMB - a joint venture between engineering and construction company JN Bentley and global consulting giant Mott MacDonald - received recognition for four schemes, all of which were delivered in partnership with client Northumbrian Water, with whom MMB has worked since 2005.

Winner - Medium Project of the Year - Castle Eden Dene Outfall

The safety of the existing outfall at Castle Eden Dene had been compromised by landslips. We provided a robust trenchless solution to provide long-term stability, safer access and even new natural habitats. Works included the installation of a new sewer at depths of up to 20m, working closely with Natural England and environmental and geotechnical experts so as not to impact on the Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) area and local residents.

Highly Commended - Small Project of the Year - Pelaw Wood Sewer

We rehabilitated a sewer within a largely inaccessible area of ancient woodland at Pelaw Wood, using laser scan point cloud surveys, Civils 3D drawings and rendered visualisations to demonstrate to stakeholders how an alternative gravity solution could be installed.

Commended - Medium Project of the Year - Howdon Primary Effluent Pumping Station (PEPS)

The Howdon PEPS project necessitated one of the largest sewage over-pumping operations in the UK last year. We rapidly overhauled a critical asset on one of our client’s largest treatment facilities – a facility that treats wastewater for a population of over one million people and is capable of handling flows up to 12,000l/s.

Commended - Medium Project of the Year - Lumley Eel Regulations

The installation of new eel and fish friendly screens at Lumley Raw Water Pumping Station was the culmination of collaborative working between multiple stakeholders to transform the screening methodology in an environmentally sensitive location. The solution provides immediate benefits to aquatic life, with low ongoing power consumption and significantly reduced operator requirements.

Dave Curry, Operations Manager for MMB, said, "Congratulations to everyone involved in the four schemes. Each project was delivered in true collaborative fashion, with the delivery of first-class outcomes for our client always in mind. The awards are a fantastic achievement for MMB, and just reward for the hard work and efforts of the team based up here in the North East."

Recognition for four projects represents MMB's biggest ever haul at these particular awards.

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