ScotAsh has won the Sustainable Development Award in the Scottish Green Energy Awards 2014 – the first time this award has been given to a company outside the renewables sector in the award scheme’s 12-year history.
The awards, sponsored by EDF Energy Renewables, were held as it was revealed that renewable energy became Scotland’s main source of power in the first six months of 2014.
Katrina Manson, ScotAsh’s Finance Business Partner, received the award at a ceremony organised by industry body Scottish Renewables at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre in front of 1,250 people from the renewable energy sector on Thursday 27th November.
Scotash is making good progress in a number of key markets, reports Sales & Quality Manager Chris Bennett.
Exports of our specialist cement for the oil industry to the United States will increase from four containers per month to six – and we continue to export to Europe and the Middle East. A consignment
of the cement was despatched to Brazil last year and repeat orders are expected to follow soon.
Several windfarms are being supplied with cement via Lafarge Tarmac and ScotAsh envirocems are being used in various and engineering projects, including schools at Buckhaven and Perth.
Demand for furnace bottom ash for the manufacture of lightweight blocks has risen as the construction market picks up and around 1,500 tonnes of fly ash will be supplied for use in concrete for the Border Rail project.
In addition, ScotAsh stabilisers have been used in several recycled roads projects via Stabilised Pavements, in Gargunnock, Callander and Arran.
ScotAsh’s specialist cement for the oil industry has been exported to the United States for the first time this year, following quality and performance tests.
The cement, already used in Canada and across Indonesia and the Middle East, is used by Tuboscope, part of National Oilwell Varco, in oil pipelines.
The product, which goes to Odessa, Texas and to Oklahoma, undergoes a long journey after leaving ScotAsh’s premises at Longannet Power Station in Fife. To read the full story, download our newsletter.
ScotAsh ended 2012 on a high note with the major safety achievement of 10 years without a Lost Time Injury to staff or contractors.
In that time, employees have between them clocked up an impressive total of 3,652 days or 560,678 hours of safe work.
Reaching the 10-year safety milestone came hard on the heels of ScotAsh being
awarded their sixth consectutive RoSPA Gold Aard and second Gold Medal.
ScotAsh was presented with its second Gold Medal at the RoSPA Occupational Health & Safety Awards Ceremony, held at the Glasgow Hilton Hotel at the end of September.
The Gold Medal is presented to organisations, which meet RoSPA’s Gold Award standard for five consecutive years or more – this is the sixth year ScotAsh has been honoured by RoSPA.
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ScotAsh Director Allan Everett is pictured receiving a Gold Medal Award from RoSPA Vice President Lord Brougham & Vaux, CBE, at a ceremony in the Glasgow Hilton Hotel. The Gold Medal marks five consecutive Gold Awards for the company...
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