The excavated spoil recycling project helps improve performance in a number of key sustainability areas and is a great example of our collective responsibility for sustainability.
Rebecca White, Senior Environmental Advisor, Balfour Beatty Utility Solutions
In 2004, Anglian Water formed the @one Alliance, bringing together seven expert delivery partners to deliver its capital programme of works. Within the Alliance Water Infrastructure Programme, Balfour Beatty Utility Solutions provides construction expertise and Programme Management for the rehabilitation and upgrade of Anglian Water’s existing water network and new mains. These strategic mains replacements and upgrades will ensure the reliability and quality of customer supply, improving resilience and further reducing leakage and burst susceptibility.
Balfour Beatty Utility Solutions secured a five year extension to the @one Alliance in 2010, giving the integrated delivery team the opportunity to continue to build on the success of AMP4. Working as an integrated virtual joint venture that includes Anglian Water Engineering, we are delivering projects collectively in excess of £800 million, representing over 50% of Anglian Water’s AMP5 capital programme.
A key area of the AMP5 challenge is reducing the carbon footprint of delivering water to customers and also finding innovative solutions for maintaining the network.
One example of this is the use of a mobile recycling machine to recycle excavation spoil that would normally be taken to landfill, to create viable backfill. This material can then be deposited back into the trench up to road base level, resulting in major reductions in waste spoil, the need to use virgin materials and the HGV movements around residential areas required to make deliveries. This leaner, more sustainable approach has now been embedded as the preferred backfill technique for trench reinstatement in the highway.
Balfour Beatty Utility Solutions is committed to playing its part in helping Anglian Water to provide a sustainable water supply to millions of customers.
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