Royal HaskoningDHV and its partners ensured that hundreds of homes and scores of businesses in Scotland are free from flooding, thanks to a recently unveiled €51 million scheme that was delivered on time and €11 million under budget.
The Forres (River Findhorn and Pilmuir) scheme completes the flood protection for the town, which has suffered regular inundation from the River Findhorn and Mosset Burn.
A Moray Council spokesperson said that “in addition to the Mosset, two others schemes in Lhanbryde and Rothes have been completed. The final and largest element of the project in Elgin is expected to be completed by August 2015, at a projected cost of €11.5 million.”
“This Forres scheme will provide a once in a 200-year level of protection from a flooding event to 904 homes and 76 businesses. The one-in-200-year level of protection means that in any one year it has less than a half per cent chance of happening.”
“It was designed by consultant engineers Royal HaskoningDHV, the main construction contractors were Morrison Construction.”
The scheme was formally opened by the Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform, Dr Aileen McLeod MSP.