OXFORD, 18-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The A14 Orwell Bridge Strategic Management and Studies project has been awarded a certificate of excellence at the ICE Yorkshire and Humber Awards 2018. Awards are made for regional civil engineering projects in recognition of achievement, excellence or innovation in civil engineering.
The Orwell Bridge has eighteen spans of a total length of 1.3 km and carries the A14 over the River Orwell and links the port of Felixstowe to England’s strategic road network. It is a structure of enormous engineering complexity and it has a Critical National Infrastructure status.
Amey Consulting provided asset management and design services for Highways England Area 6 which included this structure. Our industry leading asset management involved data capture through automatic sensors installed throughout the bridge. We used this data in risk management focused research to advance our understanding of the bridge behaviour and ensuring safe and whole-life cost-effective operation of the asset.
Bogdan Tutoveanu, Technical Director for Amey Consulting said: “We’re delighted that our work on the management of the Orwell Bridge has been recognised by the ICE. The Orwell Bridge is a vital link between the port of Felixstowe and the rest of the UK, and maintenance of this asset supports huge economic activity. This project has been an outstanding example of Highways and Amey Consulting working together to benefit Highways England, and the local economy.”
Key facts about Amey
Amey, with a turnover of £2.2bn, employs 19,000 people internationally with a focus on the UK, but with businesses in Australia and America.
Our aim is to make the world a better place to live, work and travel. Designing, building, maintaining and investing in the UK’s services and infrastructure in partnership with our clients.
This means keeping core services running smoothly across the country: utilities, transport, engineering, justice, defence, environmental and waste services, and facilities management. These are underpinned by our leading consulting and asset management capabilities, which allow us to offer standalone or integrated service solutions to a range of clients.
Amey is owned by Ferrovial. They are one of the world’s leading infrastructure management and investment companies. Ferrovial has more than 96,000 employees and a presence in over 15 countries. It is a member of Spain’s blue-chip IBEX 35 index and is also included in prestigious sustainability indices such as the Dow Jones Sustainability Index and FTSE4Good. Ferrovial’s activities focus on four business sectors: construction, airports, toll roads and services. Amey is part of the Services division.
SOURCE: AMEY PLC
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