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FM Conway secure County Council contract

FM Conway

Company awarded West Sussex County Council’s latest carriageway and footway packages

FM Conway have been awarded the latest carriageway and footway packages for West Sussex County Council. The contract value, estimated at approximately £6 million, forms part of a wider £12 million investment in roads and footways across West Sussex.

Continually investing in its network of carriageways and footways, West Sussex CC is making use of local resources from FM Conway’s Newhaven asphalt plant to ensure that this vital network keeps the county moving.

In turn, FM Conway are supporting the County Council by unlocking carbon savings through efficiencies, making the most of their approved budget. These carbon savings include the production of surfacing materials mixed at much lower temperatures than conventional asphalt, as well as using recycled materials from across the West Sussex network.

By continuing to lead on environmental best practice and the drive for more sustainable ways of working, FM Conway say they are continuing to push industry boundaries when it comes to recycling, ensuring materials are kept in circulation for as long as possible, upholding the circular economy.

As one of the most advanced asphalt plants in the UK, the company’s Newhaven facility uses the latest technology to reduce environmental impact. The plant produces a variety of asphalt mixes and supports FM Conway’s focus and investment in creating high-quality asphalt to deliver a sustainable and resilient network of carriageways and footways for West Sussex and the South East.

Paul Padfield, surfacing director at FM Conway, commented: ‘We are thrilled with our partnership with West Sussex County Council and look forward to the path ahead building on our past successes and driving new innovations and sustainable solutions to the benefit of everyone in West Sussex.’

West Sussex County Council’s Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport, Joy Dennis, said: ‘My congratulations go to FM Conway on this contract award. Carbon reduction is such an important part of the County Council’s work and our officers continue to collaborate with contractors to explore using the latest technology to try to cut carbon emissions in highway improvement schemes.

‘This includes allowing resurfacing materials to be mixed at much lower temperatures than conventional asphalt and using recycled material from our roads, which can significantly cut the carbon emissions attributed to a scheme, without impacting on quality.’

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