Freyssinet and SPT win Outstanding Engineering Achievement Award

Freyssinet and Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT) won the Outstanding Engineering Achievement Award at the 2018 Global Light Rail Awards for modernistation works carried out on Glasgow Subway.

The annual awards, which this year took place on 3 October in London, celebrate innovation and excellence in the rail industry. An expert panel of judges deliberated over projects that covered aspects including safety and technical initiatives, engineering and operational excellence and system design.

The Outstanding Engineering Award recognises the significant achievements of the SPT and Freyssinet teams following refurbishment works carried out on the subway tunnels. Due to the complex nature of the working environment, Freyssinet developed a number of innovative methods to facilitate the works, and to ensure the safety of its employees, subcontractors and the general public during three years on site.

SPT Senior Director Charlie Hoskins attended the Global Light Rail awards ceremony, accepting the accolade on behalf of the SPT/Freyssinet team.

SPT Chief Executive Gordon Maclennan commented: “This is an excellent achievement for SPT.  Our work with Freyssinet was particularly challenging and the team involved did well to meet those challenges head on.  I am delighted that their hard work has been recognised… Very well done to all involved.”

SPT also received the award for Most Improved System at the ceremony.