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  • 14 January 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Specialist plant hirer, Land & Water were contacted by A-Plant and the Environment Agency around midday on Thursday 12th December immediately after the first big tidal surge of the winter with an urgent request to supply a very specialist machine to repair flood defences that had been damaged during the recent storm. Failure to repair […]

  • 14 January 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    In response to the recent tidal surge, people have been invited to talk about flood defences with the Environment Agency and Great Yarmouth Borough Council at a drop-in event. Approximately 20 properties in Great Yarmouth were flooded during the tidal surge, and other areas of the constituency were badly affected. The drop-in session will be […]

  • 18 December 2013
    Business & Finance

    People in the White Horse Lane area of Boston will see Environment Agency staff putting up temporary demountable flood defences on Thursday. The structures are being used to reduce flood risk in the area after a 30-metre section of flood wall was damaged by the tidal surge on 5 December. In total 60-metres of temporary […]

  • 13 December 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Environment Agency has started emergency repairs to the damaged sea defences at Shepherds Port in Snettisham and at Heacham Dam. The defences were damaged last Thursday when the most serious tidal surge for over 60 years washed part of the shingle flood bank away. The shingle bank between the Heacham North beach and Snettisham […]

  • 13 December 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Environment Agency is busy in Boston and the surrounding area repairing flood defences damaged by last week’s tidal surge. Sheet piles were delivered at Slippery Gowt yesterday to allow repairs to be carried out to a 50-metre length of defence which backs onto a landfill site there. A piling rig will arrive on site […]

  • 19 November 2013
    Business & Finance

    New flood defences for the Water End area of York are to benefit from almost £1 million worth of extra improvements. Environment Agency contractors will now be able to raise the level of Landing Lane, adjoining the River Ouse, removing the need to install temporary barriers across the road requiring manual operation in the event […]

  • 30 August 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Newman Government is boosting flood protection for Dalby and Oakey with $243,916 in grants. The Western Downs Regional Council will receive $145,000 to study options for a Dalby levee to divert water around the town which flooded three times between 2010 and 2013. The Toowoomba Regional Council will receive $98,916 for a flood forecasting […]

  • 29 August 2013
    Business & Finance

    Cairns will be better protected from devastating future floods, with the Newman Government announcing funding to build a Moody Creek catchment levee and detention basin. Local Government, Community Recovery and Resilience Minister David Crisafulli said the $500,000 grant would help Cairns Regional Council to build the levee and detention basin on Ramsay Drive to catch […]

  • 27 August 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Laidley community will be better protected from future floods with the Newman Government fast-tracking money to build vital levees and drainage systems. Community Recovery and Resilience Minister David Crisafulli said almost $1 million had been set aside to start work on a levee around the Laidley CBD and at Narda Lagoon, and an extension […]

  • 30 July 2013

      The Cockermouth Flood Alleviation Scheme, which has been constructed by VolkerStevin for the Environment Agency, was officially unveiled at a ceremony on Tuesday 11th June. Following the damaging effects of flooding in the area in 2009, the new flood defences will reduce the risk of future flooding to the area, helping to protect local […]

  • 21 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Environment Agency has begun essential shingle maintenance work on the beach between Shoreham and Lancing to further reduce the risk of coastal flooding to the West Sussex towns. The work will last approximately two weeks. The shingle beach helps to reduce coastal flood risk by taking the energy and force out of the waves. […]

  • 6 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    Construction work will begin this week on improvements to the 4.2 kilometres of the flood defences on the River Parrett between Willow Bridge near Stathe and Monks Leaze Clyse, near Combe. The works will involve raising sections of the right bank of the River Parrett between Allermoor Spillway and Beazley’s Spillway by up to 200mm […]

  • 15 February 2013
    Business & Finance

    More than 64,000 more homes will be better protected from the devastating effects of flooding after 93 new flood defences were given the green light to start construction this year. With £294 million to be invested in flood risk management this year, 165,000 homes are now expected to be better protected by 2015, which is […]

  • 2 November 2012
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Deltares is helping the city of New York to devise a New York City Comprehensive Waterfront Plan. The plan describes a vision for restructuring a number of districts close to the coast, with the aim of combining urban development with water safety. The main reason for taking action is a pressing lack of space in […]

  • 4 March 2010

    Two years of work on bolstering flood defences on the East Frisian island of Baltrum have ended with German authorities saying the €9m project has now closed the last gap in the North Sea island’s coastal protection network… [mappress] Source: Maritime Journal, March 4, 2010

  • 11 January 2021
    Infrastructure

    Hopper dredger Sospan Dau was busy over the past two weeks discharging 18,000m3 of dredged material onto the foreshore in Southsea. According to the officials, the dredger has formed a working platform with this material in preparation for sheet piling on the west side. This will allow the contractors to commence sheet piling the rear […]

  • 22 December 2020
    Infrastructure

    Following a visit in November to form the eastern temporary platform, the TSHD Sospan Dau has returned to the Southsea coast. The dredger will continue rainbowing material onto the foreshore, between Clarence Pier and the Spur Redoubt. The dredged material will be levelled to complete the installation of the western temporary working platform. VSBW, a […]

  • 7 December 2020
    Operations & Maintenance

    Contractors continue to work on the steel sheet piling that will provide support for the Southsea Coastal Scheme new sea defences. The works are being undertaken by VolkerGround Engineering from the recently constructed working platform on the beach that was formed from dredged material rainbowed from the hopper dredger Sospan Dau. “This week has involved […]

  • 2 December 2020
    Infrastructure

    It’s all go on the seafront this week, with the first of the 17.6m long sheet piles being driven into the ground, according to the Southsea Coastal Scheme latest update. The contractors have commenced steel sheet piling works to provide support for the sea defences construction work. The works are being undertaken by VolkerGround Engineering […]

  • 27 November 2020
    Infrastructure

    Portsmouth’s Southsea Coastal Scheme is moving forward according to schedule. In their latest project update, the officials introduced plans to extend working hours on the beach during December in order to suit the low tides, starting at 6am and ending at 9pm. “We also plan to work at weekends where low tide times are suitable,” […]

  • 19 November 2020
    Operations & Maintenance

    A Dutch TV crew recently highlighted DEME Group’s important work at the Hedwige-Prosper Polder flood prevention project, on the Belgian-Dutch border. Together with DEME’s consortium partners, the company is restoring the polder back into a vast natural floodplain to reduce the risk of flooding in villages along the River Scheldt. “Crucially, a lot of water […]

  • 9 November 2020
    Infrastructure

    A transformative £200m program to improve the resilience of communities at risk of flooding and coastal change across England has been opened today. Through the government’s new Flood and Coastal Resilience Innovation Program, managed by the Environment Agency, 25 areas will be selected to pilot new and creative approaches to improve resilience to flooding and […]

  • 5 November 2020
    Infrastructure

    After a delay due to the bad weather, the Sospan Dau dredging vessel is arriving in Southsea today, 5th November, to start work on the new flood defenses. The Southsea Coastal Scheme officials report that at around 1pm, the vessel will put on a spectacular show. It includes ‘rainbowing’ shingle on to the stretch of […]

  • 16 October 2020
    Infrastructure

    Construction works are about to begin on Sub-frontage 1: Long Curtain Moat of the Southsea Coastal Scheme from 19 October 2020 until May 2022, informs the Queen’s Harbour Master Portsmouth. The contractor for the works is VolkerStevin Boskalis Westminster (VSBW). In summary, works will include the construction of a compound area, demolition of the existing […]

  • 18 September 2020
    Operations & Maintenance

    Construction works continue on the Hythe Ranges Sea Defence scheme, a major renovation project that will help reduce flood risk to 787 properties. Work started in spring 2020, to improve flood defences between the Dymchurch Redoubt and Fisherman’s Beach. This involves refurbishing and raising the timber groynes, placing a rock revetment around the redoubt and […]

  • 15 September 2020
    Project & Tenders

    The £2.7 million Ponteland Flood Alleviation Scheme in Northumberland, England, is the first project in the country to get off the ground out of the 22 flood defence projects to benefit from a £170 million government funding boost. The investment brings forward work on flood defence schemes across the country which will drive economic growth […]