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  • 26 April 2013
    Business & Finance

    Construction work will begin next week on new flood defences in Morpeth’s High Stanners. The works, which are a part of a wider £21 million flood alleviation scheme, will see the creation of a new embankment along the wide part of the green and two new flood walls, one near Oldgate Bridge and one near […]

  • 5 February 2020
    Business & Finance

    Natural Resources Wales (NRW) has started discussions with EDF Energy about a new marine licence application to dispose of dredged material from the Bristol Channel into a disposal site off the coast of Cardiff, South Wales. EDF has submitted its plan to NRW for the sampling and testing of the sediment from the construction site […]

  • 29 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    A 20 year flood action plan for a long-term sustainable future for the Somerset Levels and Moors is in full swing with a 8km dredge of the Tone and Parrett Rivers well underway. The plan is owned by Somerset’s councils, internal drainage boards and local leaders and was prepared in partnership with local and national […]

  • 4 December 2014
    Business & Finance

    On the day the Government confirmed a £2.3bn investment in flood defense schemes across the country, a Government minister and local MP visited a £20m project on the south coast being delivered by Team Van Oord on behalf of the Environment Agency. The six-year £2.3 billion flood defense program announced by the Government on 2 […]

  • 19 March 2018
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    HR Wallingford, an independent civil engineering and environmental hydraulics organization, has just released a very interesting article named “Developing a new tool to optimize sea wall design”. Sea walls are designed to protect people, property and infrastructure from large waves that can occur when a severe storm happens at the same time as a high […]

  • 4 July 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    A scheme delivered by Team Van Oord working on behalf of the Environment Agency has been named ‘Project of the Year’ in the prestigious 2016 Constructing Excellence in London and South East Awards. Having been named a finalist in two categories, the Broomhill Sands Coastal Defense Scheme went on to win ‘Project of the Year […]

  • 3 February 2014

    An Environment Agency operations team worked around-the-clock to protect people in Bude, Cornwall, from flooding after a sea defence was damaged during the weekend storms. The workers raced to re-build the damaged defences once again before the second high tide came in and again threatened to flood the community of Bude. Saturday morning’s large waves […]

  • 16 September 2015
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    Works are underway to develop the Wey flood alleviation schemes that will reduce flood risk to local communities. The Environment Agency, together with its partners, is currently looking at schemes in Godalming, Guildford, Old Woking and Byfleet and Weybridge. At the moment, options for reducing the risk of flooding along the River Wey include:   bypass channels; channel […]

  • 15 April 2015
    Business & Finance

    The UK’s biggest coastal management scheme, on the Steart Peninsula in Somerset, has been named winner of a prestigious Environment Agency Project Excellence Award. The £21 m Steart Coastal Management Project, carried out by Team Van Oord on behalf of the Environment Agency, will help protect homes and businesses from flooding due to climate change […]

  • 18 August 2015
    Business & Finance

    The River Medway Flood Storage Areas (FSAs) project is being delivered by the Environment Agency in partnership with Kent County Council (KCC), Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council (TMBC) and Maidstone Borough Council (MBC) to develop options to reduce the risk of flooding to communities. The costs of the options of the Middle Medway Strategy are […]

  • 11 February 2014

    During severe storms in early January and over the past week, many coastal locations have been battered by large waves. A significant amount of shingle has been washed away by the waves at the Preston Beach Sea Defence Scheme, to the East of Weymouth. A number of severe flood warnings have been issued since Christmas […]

  • 7 September 2012

    After serious flooding hit Needham Market in May, concerns have been raised with the Environment Agency about whether the River Gipping will be dredged. According to buryfreepress.co.uk, a meeting has been organised between councillors and Dr Charles Beardall of the Environment Agency to discuss when the vital work to the river will begin. Mid Suffolk […]

  • 3 October 2012

    The National Farmers’ Union (NFU) claimed that the failure by the Environment Agency to regularly dredge rivers could be increasing the risk of flooding, BBC reports. After Wales endured one of its wettest summers on record, NFU urged the agency to resume full-time dredging. An Environment Agency Wales spokeswoman said: “We will always remove any […]

  • 16 November 2015
    Business & Finance

    Team Van Oord will be represented by two speakers at an important industry event that will advance the debate about flood and coastal erosion risk, resilience and response. Convened by the Environment Agency, Flood & Coast 2016 will tackle the big questions and challenges in flood and coastal risk management (FCRM) delivery. Team Van Oord […]

  • 1 October 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Emergency flood defense repair work to damage caused this year by a succession of winters storms on Chesil Beach in Portland, Dorset, will be completed on 2 October 2014 by the Environment Agency and Weymouth & Portland Borough Council. The storms caused significant damage and cumulative impacts to the system of beach defenses at Chesil […]

  • 8 July 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Environment Agency will hold two drop-in sessions to discuss options for reducing flood risk in Coggeshall, Feering and Kelvedon. The three villages suffered from significant flooding in 2001, and more recently in 2012 and 2014. This increased frequency of flooding, together with a new policy for funding flood risk management schemes has prompted a review […]

  • 22 November 2012

    A significant archaeological discovery made at Lunt Meadows, Sefton during habitat restoration work by the Environment Agency has confirmed the work is restoring the site to its natural habitat. The discovery was made in summer of this year during excavation work at the 70ha site alongside the River Alt where the Environment Agency has been […]

  • 24 July 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The dredging/de-silting of two rivers in Tewksbury to help reduce the risk of flooding has been welcomed by Gloucestershire County Council. The work to remove silt from two places in the River Swilgate and Carrant Brook will help move water through the area faster and reduce the risk of flooding. The areas have been selected […]

  • 20 February 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Environment Agency is working in partnership with Arun District Council, West Sussex County Council and Littlehampton Harbor Board to improve the tidal flood defenses along the East Bank of the River Arun in Littlehampton. The work is being carried out by the contractors, Volker Stevin. The Environment Agency started building the scheme at the […]

  • 29 September 2017
    Business & Finance

    The official launch of the Cannington Flood Defense Scheme in Somerset, which reduces flood risk to 200 homes, took place on Wednesday, September 27. This is the first project to be delivered through the Somerset Design and Build Package by Team Van Oord (a joint venture of Kier Group Mackley Van Oord and Royal HaskoningDHV), working […]

  • 19 March 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The second phase of a £26-million scheme to strengthen the banks of the Whittlesey Washes is to start later this year and residents of Whittlesey and Stanground are invited to find out more. The Environment Agency-led scheme involves strengthening 16km of the South Barrier Bank. The scheme is taking place over three years, with the […]

  • 26 September 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Environment Agency has announced that an ambitious project to construct 7km of new sea defences inland from the coast together with a wildlife haven at Medmerry in West Sussex is nearing completion. Construction of this £28 million project is progressing well and the flood defences are now complete. Work is nearing completion to carefully […]

  • 4 September 2015
    Business & Finance

    Dredging the Somerset Levels event, organized by the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), will take place on September 15, in Sunley Conference Center at University of Northampton. In 2014 Land & Water Services undertook the dredging of the Somerset Levels for the Environment Agency. The project focused on sustainable dredging and focused on a low carbon project […]

  • 26 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    ABPmer, a leading provider of coastal process assessments, has been commissioned by the Environment Agency to provide a detailed understanding of past, present and likely future change around Read’s Island on the Humber Estuary.   The study will help the Environment Agency determine what action they need to take to maintain current flood protection levels […]

  • 9 September 2013
    Business & Finance

    An Environment Agency project to create new habitat next to the Ouse Washes at Coveney has been given planning permission. The first stage of the project will eventually see 200 hectares of land at Coveney, including Wardy Hill and part of Witcham parish, changed from arable farmland to grassy wetlands. Ground water levels will be […]

  • 5 September 2017
    Business & Finance

    A flood defense scheme in Somerset, carried out by Team Van Oord on behalf of the Environment Agency, has been recognized in two national awards schemes. The Cannington Flood Defense Scheme, completed earlier this year, has been awarded a 2017 Green Apple Environment Award and is shortlisted in the 2017 BIG Biodiversity Challenge Awards. The […]