VIDEO: Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme in Full Swing

Image source: WM Plant Hire

The Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme (FAS), led by Leeds City Council in partnership with the Environment Agency, is moving forward.

The Leeds project is one of the largest river flood defense schemes in the country and this provision of flood protection for the River Aire is designed to protect against a 1 in 200-year flood event.

WM Plant Hire has just released some latest footage from this £50 million flood protection project, showing progress on the River Aire dredging program.

A variety of long reach machines were required over a 16-month period for multiple works on the scheme, including:

  • early temporary works (piling and placement of rock armor for the construction of the new weir);
  • reprofiling of the new watercourse to create a navigable channel, following the removal of the existing weir and a section of the island at Knostrop Cut;
  • dredging of the main river channel;
  • dredging and rock placement for the revetments at Crown Point and Knostrop.

The site works for Phase 1 of the Leeds Flood Alleviation scheme started in January 2015 and are due to be completed this summer.

Work on Phase 2 of the project is currently underway to develop a proposal for how to increase the standard of protection in Leeds including areas such as Kirkstall and Stourton.

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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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