Search results for: West Midlands

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  • 17 May 2018
    Business & Finance

    Rugeley flood scheme, which protects more than 270 homes and businesses, has won the Institution of Civil Engineers West Midlands sustainability award. This award recognizes the partnership way of working achieving multiple benefits to the town and the people of Rugeley. Before the £5.2 million project was completed, the risk of flooding to the town hampered […]

  • 1 May 2017
    Business & Finance

    Twenty-six infrastructure projects from across the West Midlands are in line for this year’s ICE West Midlands Project Awards. The awards recognize outstanding examples of West Midlands’ design and construction completed in 2016. According to the Institution of Civil Engineers, 2017 has seen the greatest ever number of entries for the ICE West Midlands Regional Project Awards […]

  • 13 October 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Team Van Oord (TVO) has started work on two schemes with a combined value of £4 million to provide improved protection against flooding for two communities in the Midlands. The contract for the works – at Selly Park in Birmingham and the Staffordshire town of Rugeley – has been awarded to TVO by the Environment Agency. […]

  • 16 June 2017
    Business & Finance

    ICE East Midlands Civil Engineering Merit Awards 2017 took place at the Belfry in Nottingham on 9 June. Thirty-two projects from five East Midlands’ counties, as well as projects located in the South West and South East, competed for recognition at these prestigious awards. Ray Dickinson, ICE East Midlands Chair 2016-17 said: “This annual event […]

  • 29 September 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Canal and River Trust has just introduced a plan which includes £1.8 million worth of improvements to the historic network of canals across the West Midlands. The work, needed to preserve and protect the 383 miles of waterway in the West Midlands region, is due to start in November and be completed by the […]

  • 4 June 2019
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Environment Agency has just announced that people living near a flood scheme being built in Sandwell Valley Country Park, aimed to reduce flood risk in Perry Barr and Witton, will have a chance to visit the site next week. The £42.3m scheme is being built by the EA in partnership with Birmingham City Council […]

  • 6 February 2018
    Business & Finance

    A new £2.7 million flood scheme, which reduces risk to more than 200 residential and commercial properties in the south of Birmingham, has been officially opened. The Selly Park South flood prevention scheme was carried out by Team Van Oord on behalf of the Environment Agency and in partnership with Birmingham City Council and St Andrew’s Healthcare. […]

  • 6 February 2018
    Business & Finance

    Shropshire is in line to benefit from a Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) grant to address skills shortages in flood management, modelling and engineering. The University of Chester, which has established University Center Shrewsbury (UCS) with Shropshire Council, has been awarded more than £110,000 to develop a series of higher education and professional […]

  • 12 December 2017
    Business & Finance

    Works on the £4.8 million Highfields Park Restoration Scheme are in full swing now, according to Carillion plc of Wolverhampton, West Midlands. The contractor yesterday announced that so far, crews working on the project, have dredged approximately 3600 cubic meters of silt out of the boating lake. This major redevelopment project that will remove silt from the […]

  • 9 May 2017
    Business & Finance

    Working on behalf of the Environment Agency, Team Van Oord (TVO) is making excellent progress on a £2.4 million flood prevention scheme in Birmingham. The scheme at Selly Park South is one of four currently being carried out by TVO in the West Midlands – the others are in the town of Rugeley in Staffordshire, […]

  • 19 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    The government is bringing forward more than £8 million of the six-year flood defense program announced in December to better protect more than 3,000 homes from flooding sooner than planned in the West Midlands. Four brand new schemes have been given the green light as part of the long-term investment program and work will start […]

  • 27 February 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Canal and River trust welcomed proposals unveiled by Birmingham City Council (BCC) for the creation of a new canal quarter as part of the city’s vision for using HS2 as a catalyst for regeneration and growth. “We have been leading the work, alongside BCC and other partners, to ensure the development of HS2 in Birmingham […]

  • 1 February 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Komatsu Hybrid HB215LC-1 hydraulic excavator will be showcased at Bauma 2013. It is now available in Europe and worldwide, with more than 1900 Komatsu hybrid excavators owned by customers and millions hours of field operation logged in. With an operating weight of 21.220 kg and bucket sizes ranging from 0.8 m³ to 1.05m³ the […]

  • 15 November 2012

    Canal & River Trust started a major overhaul of our waterways this November, as part of a five-month, £50 million restoration programme of canals and rivers across the country. The programme of essential maintenance will include the replacement of worn-out lock gates, brick work repairs, relining of channels and repair of aqueducts, reservoirs and other […]

  • 9 November 2012
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The first UK sale of the unique Komatsu HB215LC-1 hybrid excavator was completed in July, with the machine’s first deployment being the prestigious Crossrail transport project in Central London. Marubeni-Komatsu Ltd, the sole UK distributor of Komatsu heavy machinery, supplied five HB215LC-1 machines to Ridgway Rentals, a company based in Shropshire, in the West Midlands […]

  • 12 May 2018
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    Dredging Today brings you an overview of the most popular stories from the past week (May 7-13, 2018).   Jan de Nul and Zublin Consortium Wins Odense Port Contract LINDØ port of ODENSE A/S and a consortium including Jan de Nul and Züblin A/S have signed a $56 million contract for the Lindø Port extension […]

  • 8 May 2018
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Construction works on the Environment Agency’s £7 million worth Lincolnshire Beach Management scheme are moving according to schedule, reports the EA Midlands. According to the Agency, around 400,000 cubic meters of sand are set to be pumped onto Lincolnshire’s beaches to reduce flood risk to more than 20,000 homes and businesses, 24,500 static caravans and 35,000 […]

  • 31 March 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Wyre Council, Balfour Beatty and the Environment Agency have been awarded a Bronze Award at the Considerate Constructors Scheme awards, in recognition of work to build new sea defenses at Rossall. The annual national awards recognize sites that have raised the bar for considerate construction. Wyre Council is replacing two kilometers of sea defenses, from […]

  • 23 December 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Team Van Oord has just released an interesting overview of the business year 2016. Explaining the year as “a busy, productive and exciting one“, the company rounded up 2016 with some of the key highlights and achievements, putting them all in one story named “2016 – a year in pictures and words“. January January saw Team […]

  • 18 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    DP World Chairman and Chairman of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation (PCFC), HE Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, today met with the new UK Ambassador to the UAE, HE Philip Parham, to discuss trade, business and maritime issues. During the introductory meeting, Ambassador Parham was given a tour of DP World’s flagship Jebel Ali facility […]

  • 3 February 2014

    Dover Harbour Board announced that it will pursue a major opportunity acting as a catalyst for the regeneration of Dover. Discussion on the vision commenced at the Port and Community Forum which was independently chaired. Having successfully achieved Government approval in 2012 to develop the Western Docks, the Board plans to seize the opportunity to […]

  • 21 January 2013

    Towering at a height of 138 metres, taller than the London Eye, London Gateway’s colossal quay cranes are on their way to the UK’s new deep-water container port. The first three of the port’s giant quay cranes, manufactured by Shanghai’s Zhenhua Port Machinery Company (ZPMC), have started their journey from China. The enormous crane’s boom […]

  • 30 September 2012
    Business & Finance

    Southampton’s frontline role in global trade was being underlined on Friday with the official launch of a £150m investment project at the port by Associated British Ports (ABP) who is the port owner and joint venture partner in DP World Southampton – the container terminal operator. The ceremonial lifting of the first paving slab signals […]