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Graham in running for award over port projects

By Staff Reporter

Two port projects by Northern Ireland construction giant Graham have been shortlisted for a top industry award.

The Hillsborough-based company has been recognised for its work at Green Port Hull — which is a joint venture with fellow Northern Ireland firm Lagan Construction — and the nearby Immingham Renewable Fuel Terminal.

Both projects were carried out for the Associated British Ports (ABP).

Graham Lagan Construction JV carried out design and construction of wind turbine manufacturing plans at Green Port Hull.

The project involved infilling one-third of Hull’s Alexandra Dock with material and creating a new quay wall.

Immingham Renewable Fuels Terminal was a £130m project to design and build a facility for renewable fuel.

Winners will be announced at a ceremony in London on October 22.

Ian Schofield from ABP said: “We are delighted to hear that Graham has been shortlisted by the British Construction Industry for the design and delivery of two major projects for ABP.

“The company’s work on the Immingham Renewable Fuel Terminal, and its joint venture with Lagan at Green Port Hull, would both certainly be worthy winners for the excellent way in which these projects were managed.

We wish teams from both companies the very best of luck at the awards ceremony in October.”

Leo Martin, executive director at Graham, said: “ABP is one of our key clients which we have an excellent relationship with, and to be shortlisted for two projects with them is fantastic.

“We have enjoyed working with them on several schemes and look forward to further collaborations in future.

“Both of the shortlisted projects have been high-profile civil engineering schemes which will play a key role in generation of renewable energy.

“We are incredibly proud to have been shortlisted for these awards and we look forward to the judges’ visit and awards ceremony in October.”

In Graham’s results, pre-tax profits at parent company John Graham Holdings more than doubled to £17m.

Turnover also climbed 3% to reach £507.9m in the year to the end of March 2016.

The company has around 14 offices across the UK.

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