8 Oct 2019
Porvair Filtration Group has been named to receive the ‘Large Business Subcontractor Award’ 2018 and 2019 by the largest construction and civil engineering company in the United States for the fourth time. Porvair won this same award in 2015 and 2016 along with the added honor of being singled out as the Supplier of the Year for 2016.
Porvair, a global producer of high performance filtration and separation technology, was recognised by Bechtel Inc. at its prestigious annual Supply Chain Recognition Awards, held in Washington DC.
Virginia-based Porvair was selected as a ‘top supply chain contributor’ towards Bechtel’s 2019 projects, where the organisation stated that ‘excellent contractor and supplier performance is essential to the success of their projects’.
Bechtel has previously singled out Porvair’s work on developing a first-of-a-kind radial flow HEPA filter capable of meeting the requirements of both ASME AG-1 code and Vitrification Plant environmental conditions.
The annual awards recognize the subcontractors and suppliers who supported Bechtel‘s Nuclear, Security & Environmental (NS&E) global business unit operations during 2019.
Companies are evaluated by Bechtel across multiple areas, including overall performance, the ability to deliver quality services/supplies on time, to work collaboratively to meet milestones, and meeting or exceeding project expectations in aspects of safety, performance, technical expertise, and environmental compliance.
Since 2013, Porvair’s engineering team has worked extensively to develop its high-strength HEPA radial filter element for use in the United States Department of Energy’s Hanford Waste Treatment Plant (WTP), currently under construction by Bechtel.
Having now supplied all of the filters that will be needed during the start-up and commissioning stages of the WTP program Porvair is now poised to supply the on-going operational needs of the plant.
Porvair’s Vice President, Kevin Nelson, said: “We always work to exceed expectations and deliver continuous improvement across all of our operations, and the Large Business Supplier award is a fantastic testament to our diligent, hard-working staff as we look to further strengthen our relationship with Bechtel in 2019.
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.”
He added: “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.”