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Saltire Civil Engineering Awards 2017
The premier showcase for engineering excellence in Scotland

ICE Scotland's annual Awards run in partnership with the Saltire Society, celebrated outstanding engineering achievements in Scotland. Civil engineering is about creating, improving and protecting the world in which we live.

The 2016 Awards Entries

Learn more about the 11 shortlisted projects by watching the video above or reading the Awards Booklet.

The entries for the 2017 Awards for projects completed in 2016/17 are now being assessed.

The 2017 Projects

There are 14 projects (featured below) for the Saltire Civil Engineering Awards 2017. The winners will be announced at the Awards Ceremony in Edinburgh on Tuesday 24 October 2017.

Albert Bridge, Glasgow

Albert Bridge

Albert Bridge, on the Clyde in Glasgow, designed by Engineer R. Bell & D. Miller of Glasgow, opened on 21 June 1871. First Clyde bridge built using cast iron cylinders filled with concrete, the protective paint coating on the bridge failed causing significant corrosion. Now restored to its former glory.

Dalmunach Distillery, Moray

New distillery commissioned to replace former Imperial Distillery sited on banks of River Spey near Aberlour. Dalmunach Distillery, the most energy efficient distillery in Chivas' portfolio, capable of producing to 10 million litres of spirit annually in most efficient and sustainable manner possible with 20% efficiency improvement over "traditional" distilleries.

Dalmunach Distillery

Beauly-Denny Overhead Transmission Line

Beauly-Denny Overhead Transmission Line

To meet needs of future renewable energy generation in the UK, the existing 132kV overhead electricity transmission line between Beauly and Denny required to be replaced with a new 400kV line. The project effectively doubles the renewable energy capacity of the network, enabling the country to meet nearly half its target of 50% renewable energy supply by 2020.

Edinburgh Gateway

Edinburgh Gateway Station is a new multi-modal station on the main Edinburgh to Aberdeen railway line. The new interchange, hailed the 'Gateway to Scotland', is the flagship station of a £1bn investment programme in the railway between Edinburgh and Glasgow. It is the first station in Scotland to link train and tram services to the airport.

Edinburgh Gateway

Brodick Ferry Terminal Redevelopment

Brodick Ferry Terminal Redevelopment

The construction of a new ferry terminal facility at Brodick on the Isle of Arran, enhancing the lifeline ferry services to mainland Scotland, and creating 21st century facilities for the next 60 years. The £30 million investment has secured a safe, efficient and reliable ferry terminal and service to support local individuals, businesses and a thriving tourist industry.

Cuningar Woodland Park & Footbridge

Part of the 2014 Commonwealth Games Legacy, this regeneration saw the 15-hectare Cuningar Loop site transformed from a vacant, derelict and unusable stretch of land into a popular community greenspace. A 99m span footbridge constructed between the Athletes' Village and Cuningar Woodland Park, connects the local communities, improving accessibility and significantly benefitting visitor numbers.

Cuningar Woodland Park & Footbridge

Dales Voe South Quay Extension, Shetland

Dales Voe South Quay Extension

Lengthening of the quay at Dales Voe to support the offshore oil and gas industry on Shetland. It is the closest landfall for the offshore industry in the northern North Sea. The project extended the existing quay by 75 metres to 130 metres. Infrastructure is now the deepest of its type in Scotland.

SPT Subway Modernisation

The biggest modernisation of Glasgow Subway in more than 30 years. While most of the city was sleeping, up to 150 individuals were deployed to modernise and strengthen the 120-year-old Victorian tunnels to ensure quality service delivery to 40,000 passengers using the Subway daily. Works were carried out over 4½ hours every night, re-opening the subway each morning.

SPT Subway Modernisation

Grudie Hydro Scheme

Grudie Hydro Scheme

Grudie Hydro Scheme is on the River Grudie near Loch Maree, approximately 7Km North West of Kinlochewe. It collects water from the river through an intake structure which transfers water through a buried penstock to a powerhouse. The water passes through turbines located in a powerhouse and discharges through a tailrace back into the river.

Holmsgarth North Development, Lerwick Harbour

Holmsgarth North Development - the largest single capital marine project undertaken in Lerwick Port Authority's 140-year history - was completed in November 2016 after nearly two years' construction. The new 804 metre L-shaped jetty provides deeper berthing and a substantial working area of more than 1.5 hectares for the fishing fleet and oil logistics.

Holmsgarth North Development, Lerwick Harbour

M8, M73 & M74 Motorway Improvements

M8, M73 & M74 Motorway Improvements

The M8 M73 M74 Motorway Improvements project - one of Scotland's largest infrastructure projects - completed the "missing link" in the Central Scotland Motorway Network. £500 million investment in Scotland's 50-year-old motorway infrastructure combined the construction of a new motorway with upgrades to three of the busiest arterial motorways in Scotland.

Oriam - Scotland's Sports Performance Centre – Steelwork Frame

Oriam is Scotland's new sports performance centre in Edinburgh. A redesign of the roof to make substantial cost savings over the original highly aesthetically-driven trapezoidal box girder. The use of tubular members in truss form generated airiness to the design, whilst the complex nature of loads from the tensile membrane necessitated careful detail to suit the architect.

Scotland's Sports Performance Centre

Glasgow Queen Street Tunnel Slab Track Renewal

Glasgow Queen Street Tunnel Slab Track Renewal

Coincidental to installing vital equipment for overhead power lines as part of the Edinburgh to Glasgow Improvement Programme (EGIP), Network Rail Infrastructure Projects, delivering on behalf of the ScotRail Alliance, was commissioned to undertake a 20-week blockade to renew life-expired concrete slab track within Queen Street Station tunnel in preparation for electrified rolling stock being introduced in 2018.

Selkirk Flood Protection Scheme

This £32.1million flood protection scheme used an extensive consultative framework, it harnessed multi-agency collaborative working, achieving multiple benefits. The scheme protects 595 properties from major flood events. Varying levels of protection up to 0.2% AEP provided. Achieves identifiable economic benefits, demonstrates value for money, and complements the natural and built environment.

Selkirk Flood Protection Scheme

E4 Stockholm Bypass

E4 Stockholm Bypass

A new motorway linking Southern and Northern Stockholm in Sweden. To reduce the impact on sensitive natural and cultural environments, just over 18km of the 21km length of the motorway is in tunnels. When the route opens for traffic it will form one of the longest road tunnels in the world.

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