Jackson Kicks Off Perry Barr & Witton Flood Scheme

Photo courtesy of Jackson

Civil engineering contractor Jackson has just announced the start of flood control structure preparation at Perry Barr & Witton.

The company has diverted the River Tame through a temporary river channel in preparation for the new flood control structure.

The team diverted the flow through a temporary excavated south channel by installing a GeoDam at the upstream mouth of the diversion and a clay bund at the downstream mouth, reported Jackson.

The company also added that the GeoDam was filled with water, blocking the river’s flow forcing the water through the south channel and the pipe bridge crossing before exiting back into the River Tame.

A team from the Environment Agency Fisheries also performed a ‘fish rescue’ service between the two dams, catching over 500 fish and releasing them further downstream.

The diversion will allow for the piling of the cofferdam, which will provide a dry working space for the control structure. Once the control structure is completed the diversion will be backfilled and the river allowed to return to its original course.

The £32 million project will hold 1.7 million cubic meters of water and reduce flood risk for 1,400 properties currently at risk of flooding from the River Tame.

 

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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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