Posted on May 11th, 2004

PROjEN win ECI ACTIVE Project of the Year 2004

PROjEN, the specialist Project Management Company has won the ECI ACTIVE Project of the Year award for 2004 after being nominated by GlaxoSmithKline one of the world’s leading research-based pharmaceutical and healthcare companies.

The European Construction Institute (ECI) is a forum for some of the largest contractors and project support organisations in Europe and holds awards each year to give recognition to the projects and studies carried out by leading member organisations of the ECI.

PROjEN, specialists in the design and implementation of project managed services, received the award on the 11th March 2004 at the ECI ACTIVE award ceremony held in Brussels.

The £5 million project sees the replacement of two existing chiller units with two state of the art, 1MW, chiller packages of a higher capacity and efficiency which also includes the need for a new building to house the new chiller system.

As well as increasing the refrigeration capacity and removing dependence on the R22 refrigerant, new HTF pumps and improved control systems are to be integrated with the existing package – all within a shut down period of 30 days

PROjEN has been working with GSK for the past 2 years and has developed close links with the organisation. GSK nominated PROjEN for their work at the plant due to their commitment, systems, proposal and excellent delivery systems

Steve Hartles, GlaxoSmithKline said, “The adoption of ACTIVE principles enabled rapid integration of PROjEN working practices with new GSK engineering procedures, accelerating project design, and allowing rapid sanction of a time critical flagship project” He continues “this was one of the key reasons we identified when nominating PROjEN for this award, along with the solutions that significantly reduced plant running costs”

The ECI ACTIVE project of the year award is presented to the company which best applies ECI and ACTIVE and Value Enhancing Principles to the project in order to achieve outstanding performance during the past year.

John Taylor, managing director at PROjEN said, “This is a great achievement for PROjEN. The project undertaken was challenging yet we are more than happy with the overall result. It is great to receive recognition for the work we have carried out and especially when that recognition comes from one of the leading names in the pharmaceutical and health care industry and we look forward to working with GSK on further projects in the future”.

This is the second year in a row PROjEN have won an ECI ACTIVE award after being awarded last year with the title of ECI ACTIVE Contractor of the year 2003.

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