Work Progresses on Bacton to Walcott Sandcaping Scheme

Image source: North Norfolk DC

North Norfolk District Council, together with its project partners Van Oord and Royal Haskoning DHV are making nice progress on the UK’s first ever sandscaping coastal flood scheme.

According to the officials, it won’t be long until the beaches at Bacton and Walcott are transformed and as such protected for years to come.

They also added that the contractor is about to move the “sinker line”, submerged pipeline that carries the sand from the dredger to the beach from location 1 to location 2, working their way towards Walcott.

The move is expected to take place over the next couple of days.

Sandscaping, which started mid-July, involves a large ship (hopper dredger Ham 318) pumping sand from the offshore borrow site, and sailing back to Bacton where the sand is nourished onto the shore and positioned by bulldozers.

During the project, the contractor will place approximately 1.8 million cubic meters of sand onto the Bacton to Walcott beaches. So far, the beach nourishment is nearly one-third complete.

The sandscaping work is scheduled to finish mid-August.

 

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