05 Sep WWA Wins Infrastructure Project of the Year RICS Award
WWA are delighted to have been awarded the RICS South West 2014, Infrastructure Project of the Year Award for the New Land Based Heavy Replenishment At Sea (HRAS) Training Facility at HMS Raleigh in Torpoint, Cornwall.
The project has created bespoke facilities to provide capability for training personnel in ship-to ship replenishment whilst at sea. The MOD have worked in conjunction with Rolls-Royce Power Engineering to develop the facility along with bespoke equipment.
Captain Bob Fancy, the Commanding Officer of HMS Raleigh, said: “The facility will be the most up-to-date training systems for replenishment operations in the world. RAS is an important capability which enables ships to stay on operations rather than return to port for supplies.”
The RICS Awards showcases the South West’s top projects and the most inspirational initiatives and developments in the industry. The Awards not only take into account the finished building, but also the impact on the surrounding community and if it stands out as an innovative scheme.
This project combined advanced technical design with complex engineering. Organisations from across the country worked collaboratively to develop the design and establish whether innovations such as off-site pre-fabricated equipment could be used to improve quality and reduce programme.
Martin Ayliffe, Director commented: “This has been an exciting project to be involved in as it will provide world class training facilities for the MOD. The collaborative approach adopted by the project team enabled effective risk and value management, ensuring we achieved best value”.