Morrison Energy Services nominated for Team of the Year at the Global Light Rail Awards

23rd September 2021

Morrison Energy Services’ Trams to Newhaven Swept Path Team has been shortlisted for the Team of the Year award.

For the past couple of years, Morrison Energy Services has been working on the Edinburgh Trams project, on behalf of Edinburgh City Council, clearing and diverting all underground utilities in preparation for their new tram scheme. 

Connecting Leith and Newhaven to the current end of the Edinburgh tram line at York Place with eight new stops, Trams to Newhaven will add 4.69km of track in both directions. This project will offer residents access to high-capacity light rail, which will function alongside the existing bus service, as well as improved cycling and walking infrastructure along the route. 

The team has worked hard throughout COVID-19 restrictions to ensure that the project has remained on track. Interestingly, the team has uncovered numerous significant archaeological artefacts whilst clearing the path. During the excavations, items such as 17th century cannon balls and whale bones have been unearthed, as well as a 19th century drainage system, to name but a few of the finds.

Peter Carolan, Executive Director at Morrison Energy Services, commented: “We are delighted to have received this award shortlisting for our role in the Trams to Newhaven project. We work hard to collaborate efficiently and effectively with our client, Edinburgh City Council, and our partner, Turner & Townsend, and to receive this nomination with them is a fantastic achievement. Congratulations and thank you to all those involved for your hard work!”

Winners will be announced on Wednesday 6 October. 

Congratulations to the team on their shortlisting and good luck!

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