APM announces Engineering, Construction and Infrastructure Project of the Year finalists
The finalists of the annual Association for Project Management (APM) Awards have been announced ahead of the live virtual awards ceremony taking place on Monday 16 November 2020.
The renowned APM Awards, sponsored by RPC UK Ltd, recognise the very best individuals, projects and programmes the profession has to offer, from aspiring young project managers to complex and transformational projects and programmes, both in the UK and internationally. This year has seen a diverse range of entries submitted, reflecting the growing project profession.
The finalists and winners from 14 different categories will be celebrated at the Awards ceremony which, for the first time, will be free to watch online across the globe. Categories range from Engineering, Construction and Infrastructure Project of the Year; Technology Project of the Year; Transformation Project of the Year; Programme of the Year and Social Project of the Year.
The finalists for the Engineering, Construction and Infrastructure Project of the Year:
Defence Equipment and Support, Ministry of Defence (MOD)
Project: The delivery of HMS Prince of Wales and completion of the Queen Elizabeth class (QEC) Programme
The delivery of the HMS Prince of Wales aircraft carrier to the Royal Navy in 2019, marked the completion of the UK’s largest and most complex warship build programme delivered both on time and within 3 per cent of the cost forecast in 2013. This iconic project will deliver benefits across the nation, both now and in decades to come.
This was achieved by overcoming extraordinary challenges unique in scale and complexity, high levels of project management professionalism, determination, an ethos of “Best for Project” decision-making and embedding lessons learnt from the first ship into the second.
Balfour Beatty Rail
Project: The Greater West (TGW) Electrification Project
Balfour Beatty successfully delivered The Greater West (TGW) electrification project for the key long-term customer Network Rail. TGW formed part of Network Rail’s Great Western electrification programme, the largest electrification project the UK railway network has ever seen running between Paddington and Cardiff Central.
The project team effectively delivered the 40-mile route between Bristol Parkway and Cardiff in line with the customer’s key commissioning dates which were aligned to national timetable changes.
TGW delivers lasting benefits to customers of increased train service frequency, reduced journey times and a significant impact to the long-term decarbonisation of the railway.
Severn Trent Water
Project: Birmingham Resilience Programme
APM is not permitted to share details of this project in the public domain. However, the entry has been reviewed by an independent panel of judges and surpassed the criteria to earn its place among the finalists.
Project: Alpha Remediation
Sellafield is the UK’s most complex nuclear site. Its mission is to safely and securely reduce the hazards of nuclear legacy, which is nationally important and poses a number of challenges. Sellafield’s remediation demands the highest levels of project and engineering professionalism due to the congestion and complexity resulting from the site’s rich history over several decades. This submission describes a nuclear decommissioning project which changed how work is undertaken in the challenging conditions of an alpha radiation contaminated plant area which will undoubtedly shape the future for alpha decommissioning.
Debbie Dore, chief executive of APM, said: “Congratulations to all of our 2020 finalists. There has been an exceptionally high calibre of entries received this year and we look forward to celebrating with our first live broadcast ceremony open to all in November.”
The APM Awards ceremony will take place online on Monday 16 November, from 6pm – 9.15pm.
You can register your place to attend the awards ceremony here.