The Environment Agency (EA) has awarded a contract to VBA, the joint venture comprising VolkerStevin, Boskalis Westminster and Atkins, to carry out post flooding recovery works in Cumbria, Lancashire and West Yorkshire.
The large scale multi-site contract involves projects spread across the whole of the Cumbria and Lancashire regions as well as the Calder Valley in West Yorkshire and is in response to the severe flooding during December 2015.
The scope consists of asset inspection, design, costing and delivery to flood damaged assets ranging from minor sheet pile and embankment wall repairs to new flood wall reconstruction.
Keith Roddy, recovery program manager at the Environment Agency, said: “Engineering solutions are being carefully carried out by VBA and the EA operations team in collaboration, to ensure the flood defenses are repaired to the same condition as before the flood devastation. I am delighted with the progress so far.”
A key deadline for the recovery works package is to ensure defenses are winter ready by the end of September 2016 and the appointment of VBA will ensure this is achieved.