Gt Yarmouth Project Progresses Well

The Environment Agency is carrying out essential repairs and upgrades of the flood defenses along the River Yare in Great Yarmouth.

The £18m scheme being progressed has now moved to the western side of the River Yare that runs parallel with Southtown Road between the Sefton Lane junction (Seatrax) and the Tollgate Road junction (Silverton Aggregates).

The works will involve replacement and improvement of existing flood defenses, including construction of a new sheet piled river wall. A large crane, known as a piling rig, will be driving sheet piles into the river bed to form the new quay wall.

The repairs are anticipated to take place over the next 18 months and will be phased to minimize disruption to the town and its residents and businesses.

Speaking about the work Graham Verrier, Area Flood Risk Manager, said: “These new tidal defenses will be constructed with a standard of defense that includes an estimated allowance for climate change, this will ensure that flood risk is reduced to the people of Great Yarmouth for the future.

The work is expected to be completed by spring 2017.

 

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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.

The program of the Congress will be devoted to the latest technologies for dredging and hydraulic engineering works. Speakers and delegates will refer to real projects to discuss specifics features of dredging works, as well as dedicated fleet and equipment involved.

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

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