Terra Vac Scoops Civils 2008 Innovation Award LONDON: 08 December 2008: Civils 2008 Exhibition and Conference in London saw the announcement of the winners of the Civils 2008 Innovation Awards. Divided into innovative service and innovative product categories, the awards were open to companies throughout the UK civil engineering industry. Terra Vac , based in Castleford, West Yorkshire, won the Innovative Service Award for its Six Phase Heating technology.
Six Phase Heating is designed for in-situ cleaning of heavily contaminated sites. The technique allows contaminated land to be cleaned up while avoiding environmentally unfriendly excavation and transport to landfill. It is good for the environment and opens up much needed brownfield land for development in areas where space is at a premium.
Terra Vac won the award for its excellence against all of the judges’ key criteria including,
• Benefit to the industry.
In accepting the award on behalf of Terra Vac, Andy Fraser, Director of Terra Vac commented, ‘We are delighted that Six Phase Heating has been recognised, both for its innovation, and its potential benefit to the UK Civil Engineering Industry. We now have a proven remediation technology that can tackle the most difficult contaminated sites, rendering them available for re-development in weeks, rather than years.’
The completed project is the subject of a CL:AIRE Technology Demonstration Project (TDP 26). A download of the Project Bulletin is available here.
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Civils is the UK’s largest exhibition to encompass the needs of the civil engineering industry while reflecting the diversity of opportunities available within the sector. It is supported by both New Civil Engineer, the UK’s voice of the industry, and the Institution of Civil Engineers the key forums for the exchange of information and learning in the sector. Every aspect of the civil engineering industry is represented at the exhibition - from major industry clients through to a range of top contractors and consultants. See www.civils.com
Andy Fraser, Director of Terra Vac accepting Civils 2008 ‘Best New Innovative Service’ Award”