Beca has won the Best Safety by Design for Projects or Maintenance Award at Transpower's STAR Awards
in New Zealand.
The award, shared with Transpower, AECOM, and Transfield Services, recognised the Haywards Synchronous Condenser Refurbishment project team for the best safety by design in the planning stage. Beca services provided to the project included structural, power, water, civil, geotechnical and fire engineering.
The judges were impressed by the project team's collaborative approach to come up with practical design solutions to solve historical problems.
The STAR Awards recognise achievement and excellence in safety in the electricity transmission industry. The STAR Awards are open to all companies and individuals working on the New Zealand national grid high voltage transmission system.
"The winners have shown true leadership in lifting the visibility of safety throughout their organisations, and making important contributions to the industry through innovative design and work practices," said Patrick Strange, CEO of Transpower.
The STAR Awards are part of a campaign to build safety into the transmission industry culture. After the success of last year's inaugural STAR awards, this initiative has become a key feature in Transpower's calendar.
Beca's Jon Ewer and Henry Tatham were also recognised by Fulton Hogan, the winners of the Best Safety and Health Performance – Team Award, for their input on the Waipuna Bridge Project.