UK’s First Ever Sandscaping Coastal Scheme Officially Underway

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The UK’s first ever sandscaping coastal flood scheme is officially underway in the villages of Bacton and Walcott.

The project – named ‘Bacton to Walcott Coastal Management Sandcaping Scheme’ – is being carried out by Van Oord and Royal Haskoning DHV, working as part of Team Van Oord.

During the works, approximately 1.8 million cubic meters of sand will be dredged and placed onto the Bacton to Walcott beaches.

According to the North Norfolk District Council, sandscaping work is expected to progress quickly, starting at Bacton Gas Terminal and working towards Walcott.

As it proceeds, the project will move from the North West end of the frontage – in front of the gas terminal – to the South East. At the fastest pace, you will see up to 240 meters of new beach completed per day,” the council said.

Overall the Bacton to Walcott Coastal Management Sandscaping Scheme will include placement of:

  • approximately 1 million cubic meters in front of Bacton Gas Terminal;
  • approximately 0.8 million cubic meters in front of the villages of Bacton and Walcott.

Estimated scheme costs are between £18 million and £19 million.

 

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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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