Earth Tech is a global provider of consulting, engineering and construction services for the water/wastewater treatment, waste management services, nuclear & radiological services, facilities and environmental markets. Serving commercial, industrial and government clients worldwide, the company employs 9,000 people in over 130 offices in 17 countries. As part of Tyco Engineered Products and Services, Earth Tech combines its technical expertise with the resources of other Tyco businesses to provide turnkey project solutions, including financing, for its clients around the world. Earth Tech UK is based north of Sheffield.
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Earth Tech clinched the National Gold Award for Public Facilities, at the Green Apple awards, after fending off competition from over 420 entries from all over the world.
The international award was given to Earth Tech for their work on Ireland's first underground water treatment works in Fofanny, County Down, Northern Ireland. The £18m project was undertaken in partnership with Farrans (Construction) Ltd and blends in with the local landscape by using over 10,000 species of heather to cover its exterior.
The Green Organisation's 'Green Apple Awards' for Environmental Best Practice, now in its fifteenth year, recognises, rewards and promotes environmental endeavors and initiatives at all levels.
Roger Wolens, the Green Apple organiser, said:
"We had more entries for the awards than ever before and they were all of a very high standard. Earth Tech has done extremely well to win a Gold award against such strong competition."
Norman Johnson, Earth Tech's Project Manager on Fofanny said:
"We're delighted our innovative design has been recognised for its environmental benefits. We've been working on the project since its award in 2003, and have endeavored to build the water treatment works to blend into the immediate natural environment, to be invisible in effect. For example we planted 6,500 trees and seeded the roof with natural vegetation as part of an extensive landscaping programme. Now we hope that the people of Armagh enjoy their drinking water as much as the unspoilt views!"