Mare Harbour, the Ro-Ro Facility Upgrade and Refurbishment scheme based on the Falkland Islands, won the International Project of the Year Award at the 2019 Construction News (CN) Awards.
Mare Harbour was part of a £180m overall investment by the Defence Infrastructure Organisation to improve facilities and modernise the defence infrastructure on the Falkland Islands. VolkerStevin extended the Mare Harbour jetty with new fenders and mooring piles, allowing the new, larger fleet to dock safely. The deliveries made by these larger ships are vital to military capability, maintaining life on the Islands and ensuring the complex schedule of building and development works continue as planned.
The innovative and sustainable approach used at Mare Harbour impressed the CN Awards judges, who said: "The introduction of health and safety standards on the island was very positive, and the use of local labour and materials, as well as wider involvement with the local supply chain, was exemplary."
The Construction News Awards, one of the most prestigious and coveted awards in the construction sector, have been running for 23 years, showcasing the very best in the industry from the past year. This year, the Awards evening was at the Grosvenor House Hotel in Central London.
VolkerStevin was also shortlisted for an additional four CN Awards this year: Health, Safety and Wellbeing Excellence (Company), Project of the Year (under £20m), Project of the Year (£20m - £50m), Project of the Year (over £50m), alongside VolkerFitzpatrick who were shortlisted for Sustainable Project of the Year and VolkerWessels UK for the Training Excellence Award.
Congratulations to the Mare Harbour team.