Scotland Flood Scheme Delivered Under Budget

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.

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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews (www.portnews.ru) holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

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To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

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