Fareham firm filters out the competition to win top award

From left, Jimmie Willman, Will Sanderson, Eric Duvekot and Barbara Rusinko
From left, Jimmie Willman, Will Sanderson, Eric Duvekot and Barbara Rusinko
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A FILTRATION company from Fareham has won a major award in the United States.

Porvair Filtration Group was recognised by Bechtel Inc at its prestigious annual Supply Chain Recognition Awards, held recently in Washington DC.

Porvair beat competition from 1,400 worldwide suppliers and subcontractors for its ‘outstanding contribution and commitment’ to be crowned Large Business Subcontractor of the Year.

Bechtel Inc singled out Porvair’s work on developing a first-of-its-kind radial flow filter.

Since 2013, Porvair’s engineering team has worked to develop a high-strength HEPA radial filter element for use in the United States Department of Energy’s Hanford Waste Treatment Plant.

During the development process, the team introduced several new technologies, one of which is now under patent review.

President of Porvair, Kevin Nelson, said: ‘We always work to exceed expectations and deliver continuous improvement across all of our operations, and the Large Business Subcontractor award is a fantastic testament to our diligent, hard-working staff as we look to further strengthen our relationship with Bechtel in 2017.

‘We had many outstanding individuals involved on this, helping to deliver strong results while fostering an enduring relationship with Bechtel.

‘It says much for Porvair that we are working so closely with one of the most respected global engineering, construction and project management companies.

‘From the inception of the relationship, Porvair has looked to match Bechtel’s relentless drive for the delivery of landmark projects that create long-term progress.’