Newhaven Flood Alleviation Scheme Receives Approval

The Environment Agency announced today that the Newhaven flood alleviation scheme business case has been approved by its directors.

This allows the Environment Agency to start on the next stage of work which will involve the recruitment of contractors to produce detailed design drawings for the new flood defenses throughout Newhaven.

The Environment Agency has recently submitted a planning application for the scheme based on the existing outline proposals to Lewes district council.

This flood protection program is estimated to cost around £17 million, with the majority of funding coming from the Environment Agency in the form of central government Flood & Coastal Risk Management Grant in Aid.

Construction of the scheme is planned to start in autumn 2016 with the completion scheduled for 2019.

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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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