Protecting Exmouth Seafront

Image source: WM Plant Hire

East Devon District Council has mobilized a sea defense project to protect the seafront at Exmouth, where recent inspections showed emergency repairs were needed, WM Plant Hire said in their latest release. 

Structural sheet piling and rock armor were chosen as the preferred option to protect the existing sea wall from erosion.

Kier has been appointed as principal contractor and the specialist works to be carried out by local contractor TMS Maritime.

Long reach excavator specialists – WM Plant Hire – supplied a 60 tonne long reach to excavate along the pile line and then the larger CAT 385 fitted with a heavy duty hydraulic rock grab for the rock armor placement.

The rock installation was completed the day before Storm Callum swept in and flooded the seafront at Exmouth.

“Final works and inspections undertaken in October have proven this critical piece of civil engineering played a major part in protecting the coastline here,” WM Plant Hire said.

Works on a large flood defense scheme for Exmouth and the Exe Estuary are due to begin in 2019.

 

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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.

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To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

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