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News Archive 2008

Below are our news articles from 2008.

Colas helping Councils streamline against rising energy costs

Mon, 22 Dec 2008
Rising energy costs this year have seen electricity bills for East Sussex County Council rise by 60% – a significant increase for any organisation – which has meant a necessary cut in... Read more

Colas Secures Major Runway Contract at Jersey Airport

Mon, 13 Oct 2008
Colas have been awarded a major contract to resurface the runway at Jersey Airport in the Channel Islands. The works which will involve re-profiling, resurfacing and strengthening of the runway and a... Read more

Vegecol emulsion developed

Wed, 17 Sep 2008
Colas UK has launched an emulsified version of its vegetable based asphalt binding agent Vegecol, to further reduce energy consumption during production and to increase surfacing durability. Emulsifying the binder lowers the... Read more

Colas and Southampton City Council

Thu, 28 Aug 2008
Southampton City Council (SCC) has signed a further two year road and streetlight maintenance framework agreement with Colas, which has added a 24 hour call out service for emergency repairs in the... Read more

Colas Secures £10 Million Isle of Man Airport Contract

Tue, 08 Jul 2008
Colas has been awarded a major contract to resurface the runway at Isle of Man Airport. The works will involve resurfacing the existing runway, runway end safety areas (RESA) and newly constructed... Read more

Prestigious award presented to Colas and Portsmouth City Council

Thu, 12 Jun 2008
Determined efforts in partnership to improve quality of life for the people of Portsmouth has led to Colas and Portsmouth City Council (PCC) winning the Institution of Highways & Transportation’s (IHT) 2008... Read more

Graduate wins prestigious research award

Thu, 05 Jun 2008
A University of Wolverhampton graduate has received a top international research award for his post-graduate dissertation. Carl Fergusson has been awarded first prize for his Masters Dissertation in the Chartered Institute of... Read more

Environmental Calculator Proves Retreads Credentials

Fri, 14 Mar 2008
Colas has the answer to a question of growing importance; how can the green credentials of different road resurfacing methods be measured and compared? The company’s Environmental Calculator software allows authorities to... Read more

Speaking out on Chapter Eight

Wed, 06 Feb 2008
The Traffic Management Division of Colas has embarked on a series of PR initiatives ahead of the company’s plans to rollout a fully nationwide operation over the course of 2008. As part... Read more

Vegecol Trial

Fri, 25 Jan 2008
An entirely vegetable based alternative to bitumen and petroleum resin binders has been introduced to the UK by Colas, carrying massive potential for the pavement sector. The material, Vegecol, could mean significant... Read more