Renewables First was very proud to have recently picked up two Institute of Civil Engineers (ICE) awards for its work on the Pershore Weir hydro scheme. The scheme was awarded as the region’s top civil engineering project at the ICE West Midlands annual awards dinner held at the ICC in Birmingham on 21st May 2015.
This scheme comprises a 224 kW turbine installation on the River Avon at Pershore, Worcestershire. Conceived in 2009 to provide electricity for local consumption at Pershore Leisure Centre on the opposite bank, the scheme was constructed during the spring and summer of 2014. the project involved creating a 140 m long, 35 m wide leat in land adjacent to the weir and installing a turbine house which could accommodate two 8 m long 4 m diameter Archimedes screw turbines.
For this achievement, we were delighted to have been awarded the following ICE West Midlands Civil Engineering awards:
- Sustainability Award 2015
- Project of the Year 2015
Institute of Civil Engineers (ICE) awards are considered to be the ‘engineering Oscars’ of civil engineering and are fiercely fought over by all of the large national civil engineering companies, so it is testament to the quality and dedication of our staff that we were able to compete with the major players, and win. These awards also demonstrate the strong relationship we build with our clients which is essential to deliver a high quality, successful project.
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