First Phase of Great Yarmouth Defenses Completed

More than 2,000 homes and businesses in Great Yarmouth will be better protected from the risk of flooding after the first phase of an Environment Agency major flood defense project has been completed.

The EA has recently finished the £28 million phase of work to replace over 500 meters of tidal defenses, which reduces the risk of flooding to the Southtown and Cobham areas of Great Yarmouth.

The next stage of the project sees innovative technology, known as a Limpet Dam, being used to improve the condition of the defenses.

This is a temporary structure that allows engineers to inspect and repair the river wall in a dry environment that would otherwise be underwater. A trial has started at Berth 20, off South Quay, opposite Friar’s Lane, known as Bryant’s Wharf, and will run for the next couple of months.

Graham Verrier, Area Flood Risk Manager at the Environment Agency, said: “The quay walls in the next phase are in a better condition than those replaced in the first phase. We are using learning from that phase and intend to rejuvenate the walls with a program of major repair and protection to reduce future corrosion.

This approach should provide a further 50 years of life to be gained from the defenses for an estimated 30% of the cost of replacing them – reducing the flood risk to over 2,000 homes.

The overall scheme includes 12km of flood defenses in Great Yarmouth that reduce the risk of tidal flooding from the River Yare to over 6,000 properties, including 5,000 homes.

Share this article

Follow Dredging Today

Events>

<< Sep 2019 >>
MTWTFSS
26 27 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 2 3 4 5 6

2019 Western Dredging Association Gulf Coast Chapter Annual Meeting

The meeting will provide a forum for the exchange of information of interest to the dredging industry and its associates.

read more >

Global Dredging Forum

2 day conference on the commercial activities of ports. How to meet the global demands of new vessels in an increasingly competitive market.

read more >

Eastern Chapter WEDA Fall 2019 Conference

Wednesday (10/16/19) afternoon will start the program with an opportunity to take the Dredging 101 course.

read more >

DREDGING FOR SUSTAINABLE INFRASTRUCTURE INDIA

At this 1-day conference, you will experience what it means to apply this new approach in practice.

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