PUNCH Flybrid technology in running for two British Construction Industry Awards
28 July 2022
Silverstone Park business PUNCH Flybrid has been shortlisted in two categories at this year’s prestigious British Construction Industry (BCI) Awards.
Punch PUNCH Flybrid is in the final running for the Carbon Net Zero Initiative of the Year award with Bowmer & Kirkland Ltd after the latter used Flybrid smart tech to achieve energy reduction on construction sites in Manchester, Coventry and London.
It has also been shortlisted for the Environment and Sustainability Initiative of the Year with Skanska Costain STRABAG JV, which has used PUNC Flybrid’s flywheel technology to similar effect on tower cranes in the build of the HS2 rail line approaching Euston Station in London.
The technology applied by both construction firms is PUNCH Flybrid’s innovative PUNCH Power 200 energy storage system, which can reduce fuel consumption of generators powering tower cranes, pumps, hoists and chillers by 50-60%.
Emission savings are equivalent to the annual emission of 40-60 cars.
Recently, PUNCH Flybrid expanded into additional 5,700 sq ft industrial premises at Silverstone Park to help it meet demand for the product.
MD Tobias Knichel said: “To be shortlisted for the BCI Awards demonstrates that our product is at the forefront of the UK construction industry, but also that the industry itself is responding to the need to be more sustainable and save fuel.
“Our product fits right in there and this is also a reflection of the innovation and dedication by everyone working inside PUNCH Flybrid at Silverstone Park.”
The BCI Awards, which will be held in October, are organised by the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) to recognise and reward excellence in projects within the construction industry delivering positive outcomes for society.