Bacton to Walcott Sandscaping Scheme Opens

Environment Agency Chair, Emma Howard Boyd‏, at the opening ceremony, Image source: EA

Van Oord, working as part of Team Van Oord, has successfully completed the Bacton to Walcott Coastal Management (Sandscaping) Scheme and the project was officially handed over to client North Norfolk District Council (NNDC) during the festive ceremony today.

Bacton to Walcott Coastal Management Scheme is the UK’s first ever sandscaping coastal flood scheme. The project is being carried out by Van Oord and Royal Haskoning DHV, working on behalf of NNDC.

In front of the existing gas terminal and between the villages of Bacton and Walcott, Van Oord’s trailing suction hopper dredger HAM 318 deposited 1.8 million cubic meters of sand over a total length of 6 kilometers to protect the stretch of coastline from erosion.

Much of the placed sand serves to protect the huge, strategically important gas terminal, said Van Oord.

The extra sand that Van Oord placed will be carried by the current along the Norfolk coast and end up on the coastline further south by natural processes.

The project, designed by Royal Haskoning DHV, is an export product based on the Dutch Sand Motor.

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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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