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London Tunnelling Contract approaches successful Completion

The LPT contract saw the jv partners tunnelling for some 32km under the capital, creating what client National Grid describes as an ‘electricity superhighway’ for high-voltage cables to provide increased resilience for the city’s power supplies. When all aspects of the project are complete in 2018, it will help ensure that London’s growing demand for power can be met over the coming years.

The contract involved driving three major new tunnels under London, linking Hackney in the east with Willesden in the west and Wimbledon to the south, with 14 shafts along the route providing access from street level. This represented the longest single tunnelling contract ever let to a single contractor in London.

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Costain appoints Chairman-Designate

Costain, the engineering solutions provider, announces that Dr Paul Golby CBE FREng will join the Board and succeed David Allvey as Chairman with effect from the close of the Annual General Meeting on 5 May 2016. David Allvey will step down from the Board at the same time.

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Costain's Power Sector achieves Safety Milestone

Costain’s Power Sector has notched up a major safety milestone, achieving in excess of one million man-hours without a single lost time accident or incident. The milestone was achieved between February and September 2015 in a sector which works right across the UK, in areas as diverse as maintenance activities on coal fired power stations, high voltage transmission and distribution refurbishments, and large scale tunnelling and construction activities.

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Self-healing Concrete up for Award

Costain has been shortlisted for Sustainable Business of the Year 2015, part of the annual Sustain Wales awards, based on the Company’s support of a research project to develop self-healing concrete. The winner will now be chosen by an online public vote, with a deadline of 9 October for votes to be cast.

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