Silver Award for Team Van Oord

Team Van Oord has been awarded a silver award in the ‘Innovation’ category for the Medmerry Managed Realignment Scheme, delivered on behalf of the Environment Agency.

The company is listed as a Green World Award winner alongside governments and organizations from countries including South Korea, Poland, Malaysia, UAE, Colombia, New Zealand, Germany, Bahrain, Singapore and Brazil.

The Green World Awards have been launched as the top tier of the Green Apple Awards, to enable companies and organizations to compete internationally for environmental recognition – not only for themselves, but also for their countries.

The Medmerry Managed Realignment Scheme involved the construction of four miles of new sea walls to reduce the flood risk to hundreds of properties on the West Sussex coast.

It has created a new wetland for wildlife to flourish and much of the site is now managed by the RSPB as a nature reserve. The scheme has been the subject of universal acclaim since it opened in November 2013. In total Medmerry has received no fewer than 17 industry awards in the past two years.

Having won a Green Apple Award in November 2014, in June 2015 Team Van Oord was acclaimed a Green World Ambassador as a result of the environmental success of the Medmerry scheme.

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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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