Colas - we go further

News Archive 2007

Below are our news articles from 2007.

On the Caisson!

Mon, 26 Nov 2007
Colas Ltd recently completed a five week contract at Portsmouth Commercial Port to raise, level, secure and resurface a caisson deck slab at the continental ferry port used to berth the 18,500... Read more

Presentation Awards Final 2007

Wed, 31 Oct 2007
The final of this year’s Colas Presentation Awards, a competition run in conjunction with the Institution of Highways and Transportation (IHT), will take place on 21st November at the Centre for Life... Read more

Considerable logistics planning for Tiree Airport

Tue, 14 Aug 2007
Colas Ltd has secured a £2m contract to resurface the main runway at Tiree Airport, in the Inner Hebrides, on behalf of Highlands and Islands Airports Ltd (HIAL). With works due to... Read more

Duxford Airfield Contract

Thu, 02 Aug 2007
Airfield and highway construction specialist, Colas Ltd, has just commenced resurfacing work on the main runway at Duxford Airfield, which is operated jointly by Imperial War Museum Duxford and Cambridgeshire County Council.... Read more

Impact Protection Vehicles

Thu, 14 Jun 2007
Colas’ Traffic Management division working closely with their vehicle supplier Highway Care have designed and built combined purpose Traffic Management and Impact Protection Vehicles (IPV’s) and flat bed tail lift trucks. The... Read more

Colas Wins Innovation Award for Second Year

Thu, 07 Jun 2007
Following its award in 2006 for Vegecol, a revolutionary plant-based binder, Colas Ltd has won first prize for the second year running in the prestigious Institute of Asphalt Technology’s national Award for... Read more

StreetPrint Demonstration

Tue, 15 May 2007
On the 9th May delegates from local authorities, the private sector and landscape architects attended a StreetPrint presentation and visit to our installation at Highbury Grove, Portsmouth where they watched the process... Read more

Repave Recycles in Portsmouth

Wed, 09 May 2007
In Portsmouth, Repave hot in-situ road recycling has been used on our PFI contract, further demonstrating our commitment to delivering sustainable highway construction solutions. The works comprised recycling 13,300m2 of existing road... Read more

Highways Agency Area 10 MAC

Thu, 03 May 2007
We are pleased to announce that the A-one+ joint venture between Colas, Halcrow and Costain has been awarded the Highways Agency Area 10 MAC Commission. The contract covers the maintenance, management, scheme... Read more

Coletanche Training in the USA

Fri, 13 Apr 2007
Colas Airfields foreman Alex Michie (pictured fourth from left) recently spent a week in Los Angeles, California, providing training for the installation of Coletanche, the reinforced bituminous geomembrane from Colas. Having provided... Read more

Repave Provides a Sustainable Construction Solution in Blackburn

Thu, 12 Apr 2007
The increasing requirement for sustainable construction solutions in highway maintenance has meant that Colas’s Repave process is in greater demand than ever. Having 35 years of proven historic performance and approved for... Read more

Considerate Constructors Award

Mon, 02 Apr 2007
Each year the Considerate Constructors Scheme reviews the performance of Constructors' sites registered under the scheme and selects approximately 10% for more detailed review with about 7% recommended for a special award.... Read more

Falklands Airfield Contract

Wed, 07 Mar 2007
Colas Airfields Projects & Maintenance division has secured a contract to undertake runway repair work at Mount Pleasant airbase in the Falkland Islands. The project team, led by Andy Weeks, is due... Read more

Waste Transfer Station

Wed, 07 Feb 2007
Colas Southern Civils has been awarded the contract for the design and construction of a new waste transfer facility for Veolia Environmental Services. Veolia Environmental Services is renowned for its integrated waste... Read more

Technicians Gain NVQ's

Fri, 05 Jan 2007
Andrew Abaza, Head of Research and Development at Proskills, the Sector Skills Council for the process and manufacturing sector, was delighted to present Certificates to Sebastian Ward and Alistair Pickard of Colas... Read more