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  • 2 December 2014
    Business & Finance

    New flood defenses will benefit Kent, Hampshire and Sussex to the tune of over £330 million, the government announced today. Homes in Sandwich, Whitstable, Yalding and Shoreham-by-Sea will be better protected from floods thanks to an unprecedented six-year £2.3 billion flood defense program. The new flood defense scheme in Shoreham-by-Sea, just one of 170 schemes […]

  • 16 March 2020
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Work on the £12 million Exmouth tidal defense scheme will stop over the summer holiday period to minimize disruption for residents and visitors, informs the Environment Agency. According to the update, construction will restart in September with a focus on Alexandra Terrace junction and the improved road layout, providing benefits to reduce flooding and also […]

  • 27 April 2017
    Business & Finance

    Wyre Council has just released the latest update on Rossall sea defense scheme in Lancashire, saying that the works continue apace, with some large gaps in the new defenses starting to be filled.  “We currently have a 60 meter gap in the new defenses adjacent to Chatsworth access ramp. This is the location of two […]

  • 27 September 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Portsmouth City Council has just announced a tender for Phase 3 of the North Portsea Island Coastal Flood Defense Scheme worth approximately £11 million. The main aim of the defense scheme is to reduce the risk of coastal flooding and erosion to the area over the next 100 years. Phase 3 covers flood defense works at Tipner Lake from […]

  • 16 March 2012

    According to the Ghana Nation, work on the 60 million euro Ada Sea Defense project scheduled to be completed in December 2013, is about 30 percent ready. Contractors for the project, Dredging International have already procured all materials including armor rocks, gravel and scour material to ensure a speedy completion of the project. Work is […]

  • 10 August 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Environment Agency is developing the Medway Estuary and Swale Coastal Flood Risk Strategy which will consider how flood risk is managed over the next 100 years in the Medway Estuary, Medway Towns to Stoke, Sittingbourne, Conyer, Faversham and the Isle of Sheppey. Some areas around Swale and the Medway Estuary are low-lying areas and […]

  • 12 September 2014
    Business & Finance

    The Environment Agency, and their contractors Team Van Oord, have started refurbishment of the tidal flood defenses in King’s Lynn. After months of preparation, the work will involve refurbishing over 50 flood gates to ensure they are water tight. Flood and quay walls will be re-pointed and repaired to provide a good standard of defense. […]

  • 15 June 2020
    Infrastructure

    A repair package of works up to £10 million has been proposed for the Lower River Aire washlands that were affected by devastating floods. Since the flooding in February, Environment Agency staff have inspected and maintained 130km of river banks and identified more than 40 locations on the lower River Aire that require repair work […]

  • 11 April 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Shoreham Adur Tidal Walls Scheme that will significantly reduced flood risk to thousands of properties on the West Sussex coast has been awarded a Bronze National Site Award from the Considerate Constructors Scheme. The Shoreham scheme was carried out by Mackley, working as part of Team Van Oord and on behalf of the Environment […]

  • 19 October 2015
    Business & Finance

    North Lincolnshire Council is investing over £13m to improve flood defenses as part of the £1.2bn Lincolnshire Lakes project that will create six new villages and thousands of new homes, new football stadium and schools, plus business and leisure opportunities on the outskirts of Scunthorpe.   Work will start as early as spring 2016. Lincolnshire […]

  • 12 November 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    As part of the Water and Environment Management (WEM) Framework, the Environment Agency has appointed VBA, the joint venture between VolkerStevin, Boskalis Westminster and Atkins, to work on a £21 m flood defense scheme. Work to the tidal barrier scheme, which runs along the River Orwell in Ipswich, is due to start later this month and includes […]

  • 14 October 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Environment Agency is about to begin constructing the new flood defense works at Westonzoyland in Somerset this week. The Agency has worked closely on the design with the local community over the past few months, particularly those residents most affected by flooding. After listening to their views, it has finalized the details of a […]

  • 14 September 2015
    Business & Finance

    Natural Resources Minister, Carl Sargeant, officially opened phase two of the Borth coastal defense works last week, which aims to better protect over 400 homes, as well as vital rail infrastructure and local road links in the area. The Minister inspected the second phase of the work, which has extended the defense from the northern limit […]

  • 15 June 2017
    Business & Finance

    Eastern Solent Coastal Partnership (ESCP) sea defense inspections following the first storm of 2016 (Storm Angus) identified damage to the fragile coastal revetments at Broadmarsh. In light of the regular failures of this defenses, ESCP made proposal to replace the section of damaged concrete revetment with rock revetment (used already by the ESCP at North […]

  • 19 April 2019
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

     Mackley – one of the contractors behind the Shoreham Adur Tidal Walls scheme – recently released a video about the project. Construction of the new 7.2km tidal defenses began in September 2016, as many of the old defenses came to the end of their useful life. The new defenses cover 1.8km on the east bank of […]

  • 27 June 2016
    Business & Finance

    At the request of Police, the Defense Force has carried out a controlled explosion on part of what is believed to be an historic military artillery shell. It was found in Otago Harbor a few days ago by a worker connected to the dredging of the shipping channel. Police sent photographs of the device to […]

  • 12 March 2019
    Business & Finance

    Construction work is set to start on coastal risk management works as part of a £150 million program of investment over three years across Wales, Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs Lesley Griffiths announced today. The Coastal Risk Management Program allocates funding for schemes to reduce risk to over 18,000 properties through projects to […]

  • 11 November 2018
    Business & Finance

    Mackley has recently begun work on an important coastal defense project in Kent, which when complete will provide improved protection from the sea for many years to come. The Herne Bay Coast Protection Works is being carried out by Mackley on behalf of Canterbury City Council – following a successful bid for Environment Agency funding. […]

  • 19 June 2012

    Bangchak Petroleum Public Company Limited has poured hundreds of millions of baht into the construction of a flood defense dyke in light of the 5 billion-baht damage to its solar cell business caused by last year’s flood. During a seminar focusing on Thailand’s pulling through natural disasters, including flood, earthquake and drought, Bangchak President Anusorn […]

  • 13 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    Acting Attorney General John Hoffman and Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Commissioner Bob Martin announced that several principal defendants in the Passaic River litigation have agreed to pay the state $130 million to resolve a portion of the state’s claims related to contamination of the Passaic River. The settling defendants are Spain-based oil and gas […]

  • 11 September 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Environment Agency started work this week to repair the flood defense along the River Deben at Tide Mill Quay and Ferry Quay in Woodbridge. The defense reduces the risk of flooding to 416 homes and businesses in the town. The first stage of the work will involve the Environment Agency replacing the existing defense […]

  • 19 October 2018
    Business & Finance

    Environment Minister Thérèse Coffey visited Morecambe today (19 October) to officially open the town’s new flood defenses. Funded by £10.8m central government grant-in-aid funding, the wave reflection wall defense will reduce flood risk to 11,400 homes and has a design life of 100 years, taking into consideration climate change and sea level rise. Led by […]

  • 21 September 2018
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    September and October – under the New IJmuiden Sea Lock project – will be dominated by the sinking operation of the lock gate chamber of the outer head and by the construction of the walls of the flood defense, reports the Port of Amsterdam. The port also added that the OpenIJ concrete mixing plant will be […]

  • 5 May 2017
    Business & Finance

    Following public consultation with residents, North Lincolnshire Council is ready to press ahead with a £13.3m flood defense scheme to protect towns and villages on both sides of the Trent, according to the council’s latest announcement. The building contract for the Trent flood defenses has been awarded to VBA Joint Venture (VolkerStevin) who will start […]

  • 4 January 2016
    Business & Finance

    Prime Minister David Cameron announced a package of more than £40m yesterday to rebuild and improve flood defenses in the aftermath of Storm Eva. “I have seen at first-hand the devastation caused by flooding. And that’s why this work to repair and improve flood defenses is so vital,” Cameron said. “We are already spending £280m […]

  • 6 March 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Eastern Solent Coastal Partnership (ESCP) together with the Portsmouth City Council recently organized two drop-in sessions on new coastal defenses at Tipner Lake. The exhibitions, held in late-February at the Mountbatten Centre in Portsmouth and the Howard Road Community Centre, were a huge success, according to ESCP. These new coastal defenses are being built as part of the […]