London Heavy River Maintenance by LAWS

Land and Water Services (LAWS) were contracted at short notice by the Environment Agency to carry out dredging works at four sites around London.

These locations were sections of brooks or small streams which were classified as main rivers and presented a flood risk.

Two of the schemes involved the application of a longer term approach whereby previously over dredged areas were infilled with gravel to give a steady gradient in order to limit material settling in those areas.

All of the sites had restricted access and it took careful planning in order to get material and machinery in and out of site. All of the work was carried out from the bankside using a range of long reach excavators.

Other challenges to overcome involved working under overhead power lines, presence of active vole populations, forming a temporary access bridge and the discovery of asbestos.

 

Share this article

Follow Dredging Today

Events>

<< Jul 2019 >>
MTWTFSS
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 31 1 2 3 4

Eastern Chapter WEDA Fall 2019 Conference

Wednesday (10/16/19) afternoon will start the program with an opportunity to take the Dredging 101 course.

read more >

10TH Annual Conference Dredging in India

The conference will focus on strategies and solutions to meet the future dredging requirements…

read more >

Australasian Coasts and Ports 2019

Conference Theme “Future directions from 40°S and beyond” reflects the increasing awareness about the need to find suitable…

read more >

PORTS Conference

The PORTS Conference series is internationally recognized as an outstanding opportunity to network with…

read more >

Jobs>

Dredging jobs in Abu Dhabi at NMDC

National Marine Dredging Company “NMDC” aims to be the largest dredging player in the Arab’s Gulf region...

apply

Looking to fill a job opening?

By advertising your job here, on the homepage of DredgingToday.com, you'll reach countless professionals in the sector. For more information, click below...

apply

Looking to fill a job opening?

By advertising your job here, on the homepage of DredgingToday.com, you'll reach countless professionals in the sector. For more information, click below....

apply