Keltbray, a leading UK specialist engineering business, today announces it has secured two accolades at the Green Apple Awards for its Fuel Saving Tournament and the use of Earth Friendly Concrete™ at its Canada Water project.
Keltbray will be presented with two awards in the International Green Apple Environment Award 2021 category, at the Houses of Parliament Green Apple Awards presentation ceremony on November 15.
Back in 2019, Keltbray launched a fuel saving tournament within its haulage department where the driver with the biggest efficiency gain was awarded a prize. The results exceeded expectations, with the business saving £65k of fuel, and also gaining the longest period of zero caused accidents. Off the back of this, in March Keltbray launched the first fuel saving tournament at its UCL Institute of Neurology Project at Kings Cross. This involved 5 excavators varying from 13T to 50T, which idled on average for 30% of the time.
In the first month of this exercise the business saw a reduction in idling of almost 50% across the 5 machines, and the driver with the biggest improvement reduced the machines idling by 62%.
Earlier this year, Keltbray announced it had saved 240 tons of carbon by installing permanent works piles using Earth Friendly Concrete™ at its Canada Water project on behalf of client, British Land.
Kiro Tamer, Head of Environmental Sustainability at Keltbray commented: “We are delighted to have won these prestigious Green Apple Awards, which demonstrates our commitment to sustainable development, and supporting our clients to achieve their Net-Zero targets. The last year has been fantastic for Keltbray’s environmental achievements, and we hope these projects serve as an example of best practice to the wider industry.”
Nina Fairfowl, Corporate Communications Manager and Group Inclusion Manager
Keltbray Holdings Limited
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Keltbray Holdings Limited
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Keltbray is a leading UK specialist engineering and construction services business, offering a unique self-delivery capability spanning key phases of the construction value chain – civil engineering, geotechnical, asbestos management, demolition, piling and reinforced concrete structures, decommissioning, remediation, rail, power distribution and transmission, and environmental services.
The company was founded in 1976 and is privately owned, directly employs over 1,700 people, and is a key delivery partner to blue-chip public and private sector customers, contributing to the development and maintenance of Britain’s rapidly changing economic infrastructure and built environment.
Keltbray provides certainty of delivery to meet the needs of diverse and complex projects. Its professionally trained employees take pride in delivering safely and sustainably, on time, to budget, and with care for the environment and our communities. Keltbray has successfully completed a range of high profile construction projects on schemes including The Shard, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Stadium, St Pancras International, Crossrail, Earls Court, Battersea Power Station, Ferrybridge Power Station decommissioning and HS2.