To celebrate the opening of our Silvertown SMARTR facility, we held an open day in conjunction with Laing O'Rourke on the 9th October 2009. This was a great opportunity for the London Boroughs to get a close look at the plant and process. This was also a chance to meet the operations team and understand how the material is produced.
Ian Hawthorn, Head of Network Management & Enforcement Highways and Engineering Division Environment Department for London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham said;
"The London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham Highways fully support the use of the O'Keefe Pavimentum (PV1) as an Alternative Reinstatement Material (ARM) for all road types.
As a Borough who is truly committed to the WRAP (HAUC & Local Authorities) Memorandum of Understanding, we understand the need to provide a more sustainable approach to highways and street works and are pleased to finally see a recycled material that meets the HAUC performance criteria and can replace quarried Type 1.
My Performance Manager and team were very impressed with the mixing plant and the demonstration of your processes at the Open Day on the 9th October and look forward to seeing the material being initially used in EDF Energy trench reinstatements. We are also reassured with the commitment from your partner Laing O'Rourke and the Quality Controls in place. We are keen to learn more and would like to visit sites were the material is being used.
We were equally impressed with your commitment to developing products for use in the highways, we are keen to be part of future trials to assist with the evolution of materials.
We wish you every success in your attempts to take a positive lead within the our industry to deliver a greener choice for all utility companies."
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