Ecofill, a pioneering force in sustainable earthworks construction technology, proudly celebrates its collaborative contribution to Avove’s recent shortlisting for the Collaborative Excellence Award in the prestigious 2023 Utility Week Awards. This recognition stems from the collective innovation demonstrated in the Vyrnwy Aqueduct Modernisation Programme in Cheshire, a project steered by Avove, a leading utilities infrastructure and engineering services company, and supported by key supply chain partners, including Ecofill and iNPIPE PRODUCTS.
This award nomination underscores the transformative outcomes possible through strategic partnerships within the supply chain, spotlighting the enhanced efficiency, resilience, and innovative service delivery to utility clients. A critical aspect of this collaboration is Ecofill’s groundbreaking technology, which transforms on-site clays and subsoils into aggregate replacement products, meeting the National and European specifications for Highways and Earthworks. The Ecofill revolutionary process, centred around a circular economy ethos, significantly reduces both the export of soils to landfill and the import of aggregates, thereby drastically cutting lorry movements, carbon emissions and construction costs.
Dr Nigel Griffiths, Chairman of Ecofill and a former UK Minister for Construction, expressed his enthusiasm for the joint nomination:
“The recognition from Utility Week Awards is not just an honour but a significant validation of the collaborative ethos we share with Avove and iNPIPE PRODUCTS. Our initiative represents more than innovation; it’s a commitment to environmental stewardship and sustainable advancements in the utilities sector. We’re proud to be at the forefront of these efforts, demonstrating what can be achieved through partnership, innovation, and a shared vision for a more sustainable future.”
Ecofill’s contributions to sustainable earthworks construction extend far beyond this project, as evidenced by their numerous green tech, innovation, and low carbon accolades. Their commitments are further solidified through affiliations with esteemed organisations like the UK Green Building Council and The Supply Chain Sustainability School, and through recognitions including “Insider Magazine Most Exciting Company”, “Net Zero Business Champion” by The Construction Leadership Council, and “Sustainability Initiative Of The Year” by Corporate Livewire.
The Utility Week Awards are a revered institution within the utilities sector, acknowledging companies that set new benchmarks for excellence through outstanding service, innovation, and commitment.
Patrick Rafferty, Avove’s Business Director of Operations, echoed the sentiment, emphasising the value of the partnership:
“Our collaboration with Ecofill and other partners is a testament to the collective ingenuity and relentless pursuit of sustainable, customer-centric solutions in the utilities sector.”
Ecofill salutes Avove for its shared commitment and leadership in this venture and extends gratitude for the recognition this nomination brings to all the collaborative partners. It highlights Ecofill’s dedication to its role as a global pioneer in the realm of sustainable construction technologies.
The team at Ecofill is looking forward to the Utility Week Awards ceremony, scheduled for 5 December at The Grosvenor House Hotel in London, with high hopes that this collaboration under Avove’s leadership will secure further accolades to its name.
“As we celebrate this milestone, our vision remains firmly set on the future,” concluded Dr Griffiths. “We are committed to relentless innovation and to fostering partnerships that not only enrich our industry but also safeguard our planet for generations to come.”