Morrison Water Services wins innovation award!

23rd March 2022

We are delighted to announce that we have won the South East Innovation Award at the Institute of Water awards for our use of AVUS.

AVUS (Augmented Visualisation of Underground Services) is an innovative technology which creates a real-time digital view of underground pipes and services. It provides a clear understanding of the location and characteristics of underground services which is vital to the completion of our essential works on the UK’s water infrastructure.

Morrison Water Services has utilised AVUS on its Thames Water and Yorkshire Water contracts and has seen remarkable results from both. AVUS allowed them to carefully plan excavations with greater levels of accuracy, with reduced risks to the health and safety of operatives, as well as ensuring high levels of time and cost efficiency. 

The teams that utilised AVUS on the Yorkshire Water contract noted how the technology was a great confidence boost. AVUS acted as a visual aid that provided them with a far greater understanding of the underground utility layout.

This successful implementation of AVUS is also a great example of the benefits of cross-industry collaboration, as we worked closely with Eurovia to transfer this innovative technology from the highways sector into the water industry.

Andy Carter, Director of IT, Innovation & Improvement, said: “We are delighted to have received this award from the Institute of Water for our use of AVUS. Throughout Morrison Water Services, we are developing and implementing innovative technologies to support our people, clients and customers and receiving recognition like this is evidence of our successful drive for continuous improvement.

“This award win is testament to the hard work and dedication of our teams who are committed to creating positive, sustainable solutions to the challenges faced by our clients and by us.”

Congratulations to everyone involved in this project! 

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