Environment Secretary Praises Portsea Scheme

The environment secretary Liz Truss has praised the new £6 million flood defenses on Portsea Island’s northern shore following a recent visit to the site.

This is the second time in a matter of a few weeks that Ms Truss has visited and praised a scheme delivered by Team Van Oord working on behalf of the Environment Agency.

Following her visit to the Portsea scheme, the first phase of the wider £44 million Anchorage Park project, Liz Truss said: “It’s good to see a scheme that both looks attractive and is useful for local residents in terms of recreation.

“It’s an area for people to walk their dogs and go cycling at the same time as providing protection for houses and business.”

Commissioned by the Eastern Solent Coastal Partnership and made possible through funding provided by the Environment Agency, the recently completed works at Portsea will reduce the risk of coastal flooding and erosion to the area over the next 100 years.

The scheme involved the construction of 1.4 km of coastal defenses along the north of Portsea Island, a small, low-lying island which contains a large proportion of the city of Portsmouth.

It is the third largest (by population) of any island in the British Isles after the mainlands of Great Britain and Ireland, and has the highest population density.

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

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