Morrison Construction flies the flag at Saltire Infrastructure Awards

MORRISON Construction saw double at the recent Saltire Infrastructure Awards, picking up two prestigious civil engineering accolades.

The contractor was awarded the Greatest Contribution to Scotland Award for its work on The Queensferry Crossing, while the Camogli Medical Centre scooped the Engineering in Scotland Award.

The awards, which seek to celebrate the best in civil engineering across Scotland by showcasing outstanding projects and the professionals involved, were held at the National Museum of Scotland. The event was organised by the Institute of Civil Engineers (ICE) in partnership with Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA) Scotland for the Saltire Society.

The Greatest Contribution to Scotland Award is the latest of many to recognise the iconic three-towered cable stayed bridge, which is the focal point of a major upgrade to the transport corridor across the Firth of Forth.

The Camogli Medical Centre is located on the world’s most remote inhabited island, Tristan da Cunha. The site was only accessible by sea, which created challenging design and construction conditions.

Offsite construction was maximised with all material, equipment and plant transferred to shore on a single ship. The island, which sits in the South Atlantic, 1,500 miles from South Africa and 2,500 miles from the Falkland Islands, is home to 256 people.

Jim Steele, Morrison Construction Infrastructure Scotland and International managing director, commented, “Considering the outstanding quality of the other shortlisted engineering projects this year, we are honoured to win these two awards from the Saltire Society.

“An achievement that would not be possible without our talented employees who steer these schemes to completion, and I’m pleased to see their work recognised in this way.”

He added, “Out people work very hard for our clients to deliver infrastructure of the highest standard, benefitting the communities we work in for many years to come.”