JE honoured with Construction Council Awards double

Chris Present AHS Sustainability award

AHS (Advanced Housing Systems Limited) (above with JE CEO Chris Ambler , right) won the Jersey Electricity Sustainability Award at the annual Jersey Construction Council Awards on Friday for The Dunes at St Ouen. Jersey Electricity itself was recognised by being awarded Project of the Year Over £1million (below)  for our Normandie 3 (N3) subsea cable project which was completed last September.

N3 Award

In addition, JE’s former Company Project Manager, Peter Snape, who retired at the start of this year, was awarded the coveted JeCC Lifetime Achiever Award (below). Peter’s award was in recognition of his work for the Island over two decades of service with Jersey Electricity during which he has been at the forefront of every major infrastructure project we have undertaken. These have included Normandie 2, JE’s  second subsea link to France, Rue des Pres primary substation, Western Primary substation, South Hill Switching Station and N3, on which he worked tirelessly for many years to secure all the planning consents on both sides of the Channel.

Peter Snape award

Jayen, our local partner in the challenging Jersey landworks side of the N3 project, received the Subcontractor of the Year Award. In addition, JE Senior Projects Engineer Jeremy Willis was short-listed as Industry Achiever of the Year. Jeremy spent three months on board the N3 cable-laying barge, the Cable Enterprise, last summer as Marine Installation Engineer and managed the landworks as Underground Cable Project Manager.

The JeCC’s 11th awards ceremony took place at The Hotel de France. JE CEO Chris Ambler presented the Sustainability Award to Devon-based sustainable housing specialist AHS for the The Dunes at St Ouen. Judges said The Dunes ‘stood out stood by taking a truly all-round approach to ensuring that once complete, the project would have as minimal an environmental impact as possible’.

The judges were impressed by the project’s use of the latest sustainable technologies including heat recovery systems and water-saving techniques. The contractors also ensured that building materials were recycled wherever possible and that the majority of waste materials were incorporated into the landscaping, reducing the need for transportation from the site. The judges said that The Dunes ‘is an example of just what can be done when building in an area of huge natural interest and environmental sensitivity’.

 A full list of award winners can be viewed here.