Bacton to Walcott scheme nominated for Merit Awards 2020

The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) has announced nominees for the 2020 ICE East of England Merit Awards.

The Merit awards celebrate the best of civil engineering in the region.

Among the nominees is the Bacton to Walcott Sandscaping Scheme.

Carried out by Van Oord and Royal Haskoning DHV on behalf of the client-North Norfolk District Council, this is the first sandscaping project in the UK and outside of the Netherlands.

During the spring and summer of 2019, Van Oord delivered the scheme working 24 hours a day. For the project, the contractor deployed one of its largest trailing suction hopper dredgers, the HAM 318.

Ham 318 collected the sand offshore from Great Yarmouth, transporting it to the Bacton beach. In just six weeks, Van Oord delivered 1.8 million cubic meters of sand for this project.

Due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, the Awards ceremony will take place online with the Regional AGM on Thursday 26 November.

Photo: The Institution of Civil Engineers