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Engineering, Construction & Infrastructure Project of the Year Award

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Engineering, Construction & Infrastructure Project of the Year Award

The winner of this category has now been announced. Congratulations to all our finalists in this category.

Recognising and rewarding excellence in projects that deliver physical assets including infrastructure, transport and energy.

Our highly sought-after Project of the Year categories are designed to recognise project excellence, both in delivery and outcomes. There are four Project of the Year Award categories, representing different types of projects. The winners of each of these awards are entered into the prestigious overall project of the year category, of which there is one winner.

The Engineering, Construction and Infrastructure Project of the Year Award is given to the team whose project demonstrates the most effective use of project management and the greatest benefits and outcomes to end users in engineering, construction and infrastructure projects of any scale across all sectors.

We require entrants to all Project of the Year Categories to produce a submission of 1,500-2,500 words (in English) based on the judging criteria for that category. Entrants may also submit up to four supporting images or graphics only (no text apart from captions). Video and audio is not accepted as part of the submission.

The Project of the Year categories all consist of two stages, the first stage being the written submission mentioned above and the second stage requires all finalists to present virtually to a panel of judges. Projects from all sectors, and from across the globe, may apply.

Congratulations to our Winner

Winner  Dorset Visual Impact Provision Project, National Grid

The Dorset Visual Impact Provision (VIP) project made use of a £500m allowance by Ofgem to reduce the impact of existing overhead transmission lines in English and Welsh AONBs and National Parks. It is one of the first in the world to replace part of the high-voltage electricity infrastructure with cables buried underground, permanently replacing 22 pylons over an 8.8km section near Dorchester.

A major, complex electrical and civil engineering project in an environmentally important location, it is among the most transformative, stakeholder-led projects in a generation, recognising and reclaiming our precious wild spaces and their surroundings.

Judges Special Mention  Shell Polymers Monaca Project, Shell

In late 2022, Shell commenced operations at its new state-of-the-art Polymers plant, completing the transformation of a century old, disused zinc smelter, in a region of western Pennsylvania impacted by the downturn in the steel industry.

A mega engineering and construction feat, the new multibillion dollar Shell Polymers Monaca Plant, represents the first major polyethylene manufacturing complex in the Northeastern United States and according to an economic impact study, is poised to help add nearly $4 billion dollars to the State’s economy each year, delivering significant short- and long-term value to nearby communities as well as regional and national economies.

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Finalist  Capacity 25 - Enabling the UK's Energy Transition, National Grid Grain LNG

Capacity 25 is a £460m infrastructure project to expand and enhance the Grain LNG Importation Terminal – ultimately enabling it to supply 33% of UK gas. This highly complex, multi-disciplinary strategic project is vital to the successful transition to net zero and for UK security of supply.

The challenges were daunting enough but set in the context of COVID and the Ukraine war, exemplary Project Management has been needed to drive success. The team’s agile and integrated approach is delivering to budget and schedule - with our holistic philosophy and intuitive processes marbling effective management throughout a vast range of activities.

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Finalist  Special Nuclear Materials - Containment Wall Project, Sellafield Ltd

The Office Nuclear Regulation (ONR) identified an intolerable risk of a Level-1 issue (only four in the UK) on the Sellafield site. The project solution; A robust nuclear fire boundary, providing containment and an associated ventilation system, installed and commissioned in a complex, highly regulated, >50-year-old Facility. This has enabled the safe and secure remediation of legacy inventories, in a high-hazard Facility.

Despite many difficulties encountered within the ageing legacy plant, the Integrated Project Team collaborated with its customer, delivery partners and stakeholders to retire the risk on Sellafield’s journey to create a clean and safe environment for future generations.


Finalist  Network Rail FLOW Footbridge, Network Rail

This project is a collaboration between Network Rail and its supply chain to develop a new footbridge, not just as a final product but in order to transform the life-cycle of footbridge design, production and installation.

This will provide a significant saving across Network Rails infrastructure costs, as well as reduced installation time and costs, and disruption to services.

Images are for illustration purposes only.