Rugeley Flood Protection Scheme on Schedule

Construction works to provide improved protection from flooding for residents and businesses in the Staffordshire town of Rugeley have moved past the halfway point, and are on schedule to be complete in December.

The scheme, which is being carried out by Team Van Oord (TVO) on behalf of the Environment Agency, will help reduce flood risk to more than 114 residential and 157 commercial properties. It also forms an integral part of the local council’s plans to regenerate parts of the town center.

The proposal includes constructing an embankment on Hagley Playing Field to hold water from Rising Brook during a flood.

Two thirds of the new embankment is now complete, TVO said.

The next stage of the project – continuation of the piling works – will start again mid-late July and will take five weeks to complete. The steel sheet piles will be driven though the center of the embankment into the bedrock to prevent water passing through.

All excavated material is being re-used on site and 2,000 tonnes of stone matting used for the piling rig will be re-used on top of the embankment.

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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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