Team Van Oord Receives Innovation Award for Broomhill Sands

Team Van Oord was presented last night with the Innovation Award at the 2016 Environment Agency Project Excellence Awards, recognizing its work on the £30m Broomhill Sands Coastal Defense Scheme.

The Project Excellence Awards recognize excellent project work undertaken by the Environment Agency and its partners.

For 2016 there were 60 individual projects entered across the seven categories, making a total of 96 submissions. A pre-selection panel shortlisted three projects in each category for further judging.

As well as wining the Innovation category, Broomhill Sands was also shortlisted in two other categories: ‘Program and Project Delivery’ and ‘Efficiency’.

Located at Camber Sands in East Sussex, the Broomhill Sands scheme provides improved protection from the risk of flooding for around 1,400 homes and more than 100 businesses.

The scheme has increased protection from one in 20 years to one in 200 years, taking into account predicted sea level rises.

The works extended across 2.5m of beach and included:

  • a 1.8km length of rock revetment requiring 265,000 tonne of rock armor and a new concrete wave wall;
  • recharging 700m of shingle beach and replacing the existing timber groynes;
  • widening and improving the existing access way along the top of the sea defense, including pedestrian access steps and ramps down to the beach.

Share this article

Follow Dredging Today

Events>

<< Nov 2019 >>
MTWTFSS
28 29 30 31 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 1

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

read more >

Jobs>

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

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