£11 Million North East Flood Scheme Kicks Off

Daren Smith, SABIC site director (L), and Phil Marshall, Environment Agency Senior Advisor (R)

The Environment Agency has started work on the £11 million project that will increase flood protection from Greatham Creek in Teesside and create around 30 hectares of extra habitat.

The first phase of the project, which saw new flood defenses built at Port Clarence to reduce flood risk from the River Tees at a cost of £4.5 million, was finished in December 2015.

Phase two will see the Environment Agency raise existing flood embankments along Greatham Creek, reducing flood risk to the port and land which is south of the Creek.

There will also be a managed realignment of part of the current flood defenses. This means a new embankment to the north of RSPB Saltholme Nature Reserve will be built around a larger area of land, and then the existing flood embankment will be breached. This results in the creation of around 30 hectares of intertidal habitat to the north of the nature reserve.

Phase 2 is expected to be complete by the end of 2018. Together the projects reduce the risk of flooding from both the River Tees and Greatham Creek at Port Clarence, protecting 350 homes and 32 businesses.

The Environment Agency’s Senior Advisor on the scheme Phil Marshall said: “By working together with local industry we’re vastly improving existing defenses to protect residents and businesses and reduce the risk of flooding now and into the future as sea levels start to rise.”

It’s a great example of how we’re working closely with partners, businesses and communities to create long-term, sustainable solutions to flooding while also making enhancements to the environment,” he added.

Daren Smith, SABIC Site Director (acting) said: “SABIC are delighted to be working in partnership with the Environment Agency and other agencies to enable this vital sustainable project to be delivered. Contractors BMMJV (BAM Nuttall and Mott MacDonald Joint Venture), are carrying out the work on behalf of the Environment Agency.”

Phase 1 of the scheme saw new flood defenses built in Port Clarence, consisting of a mixture of earth embankments, flood walls, and a raised section of the road on the approach to the Transporter Bridge.

In addition, the Environment Agency worked together with local business Wilton Engineering to install removable steel flood defenses along the River Tees to improve flood protection while still allowing Wilton to operate from the river.

 

Share this article

Follow Dredging Today

Events>

<< Dec 2019 >>
MTWTFSS
25 26 27 28 29 30 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 31 1 2 3 4 5

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

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

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

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