Fofanny earns awards

Northern Ireland Water and global engineering company Earth Tech have won a fourth construction award for their innovative Fofanny Water Treatment Works project.

The £18m scheme in Fofanny, Northern Ireland features a unique underground design which helped it win the top award for Innovation in Sustainable Build and Design at the recent Showcase Build and Design Awards.

The aim of the inaugural awards was to celebrate Northern Ireland‘s exceptional and innovative talent in design and build. The contract was carried out by a joint venture partnership between Earth Tech Engineering and Farrans (Construction). Architectural and landscape design consultants for the project were McAdam Design.

Tony White, Earth Tech managing director Europe, said: ‘Winning a fourth award for the Forfanny Water Treatment Works confirms the project’s phenomenal success. We have worked hard to ensure the sustainability of the project and to consider all environmental implications. We’re delighted that our eco-friendly design has again been recognised.’

Paul Davison, NI Water project sponsor said: ‘We are delighted to receive this award. This accolade is a fitting tribute to the design innovations, sustainable construction best practices and strong team spirit that was instilled throughout the design and build period of the Fofanny project.’

Fofanny Water Treatment Works was designed to treat over 50 million litres of water a day, ensuring over 100,000 consumers across South Down and parts of Armagh receive the highest quality drinking water.