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  • 21 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Environment Agency has completed the construction of a new flood defence wall that will protect 125 properties in Chelmer Village, Essex. The wall is 780 metres in length, up to 1 metre above ground and has a depth of at least 8 metres underground. The scheme was a partnership between the Environment Agency and […]

  • 20 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    HM Government of Gibraltar announced recently that major coastal protection and beach regeneration works will shortly be carried out in Sandy Bay beach following extensive engineering studies of the coastal processes affecting the beach. The works will entail the construction of offshore coastal defences in the form of curved groynes at each end of Sandy […]

  • 3 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Port of Rotterdam is currently undergoing a massive extension called Maasvlakte 2. Between 2008 and 2013, 240 million cubic metres of sand have been deposited from which 210 million m3 is dredged from a sand extraction area in the North Sea and around 30 million m3 comes from dredging the port basins and the […]

  • 3 May 2013

    HM Government of Gibraltar announces that major coastal protection and beach regeneration works will shortly be carried out in Sandy Bay beach following extensive engineering studies of the coastal processes affecting the beach. The works will entail the construction of offshore coastal defences in the form of curved groynes at each end of Sandy Bay. […]

  • 30 April 2013
    Business & Finance

    Lancaster City Council has commissioned ABPmer to prepare a Coastal Management Strategy for the Morecambe Town frontage. The purpose of the strategy is to implement the shoreline management plan policies in a sustainable and cost effective manner. The focus is to understand the effectiveness of the existing coastal defences and to identify any necessary amendments, […]

  • 29 April 2013

    VolkerStevin, in conjunction with Carillion, Halcrow and Glasgow City Council, has received two highly commended awards for the White Cart Water Flood Prevention Project at the CEEQUAL Outstanding Achievement Awards. The project was highly commended in the categories of ‘Relations with the Local Community and other Stakeholders’, and ‘Ecology and Biodiversity’. The White Cart Water […]

  • 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 […]

  • 17 April 2013
    Business & Finance

    The contractors working on the Maasvlakte 2 project reached completion for Rotterdam Port Authority yesterday. The Maasvlakte 2 extension has increased port capacity by 2,000 hectares. Extensive studies were conducted using scale models, advanced software and simulators. Deltares tested and optimised the design of the 3.5 km hard seawall. Fantastic achievement Marcel van Gent, the […]

  • 12 April 2013

    Urzad Morski w Szczecinie has invited bidders to submit their offers for the artificial recharge of a length of the Szczecin shoreline by using dredged materials from a designated area. The quantities of materials dredged from a sandy seabed will take into account the geological conditions and parameters of the layers, which, following hydrographic investigation […]

  • 5 April 2013
    Business & Finance

    This video shows the Rhos on Sea beach replenishment project. It’s part of Conwy County Council’s Waterfront project which is providing sea defences and improvements in Colwyn Bay. The first load of sand was pumped ashore from an offshore dredger through a specially constructed steel pipeline to the beach in front of the new Porth […]

  • 27 March 2013
    Business & Finance

    Mott MacDonald is providing consultancy services for a project that will improve flood defences and drainage in coastal areas in Bangladesh, benefiting 150,000 households (1 million people). The project is being funded by the Dutch government as part of the Netherlands Development Cooperation. Over half the population of Bangladesh’s coastal areas live below the poverty […]

  • 22 March 2013

    Deltares and the Dutch consultancy and engineering firm Royal HaskoningDHV have revealed details of the Flood and Inundation Management Project for Ho Chi Minh City. The concept is that the city itself will be protected by dikes but controlled flooding will be permitted in outlying areas. In the first instance, a small ring-dike will be […]

  • 12 March 2013

    The Galgeplaat sand nourishment trial in the Eastern Scheldt was completed recently. The result is positive. Nourishment stops the Galgeplaat tidal flat eroding as quickly and nature is recovering well. And there has not been any negative effect on mussel farming in the area. The nourishment operation is intended to mitigate the negative impact of […]

  • 4 March 2013

    Minister Schultz van Haegen (Infrastructure and the Environment) will be on a working visit to Washington and New York from 4 to 6 March to see how the Netherlands and the United States can work together more closely on water defences. A number of companies will be joining the minister during part of the visit. […]

  • 18 January 2013

    The Environment Agency is launching a public consultation on future plans for managing tidal flood risk and coastal erosion around the shores of the Exe Estuary on January 20, 2013. The draft Exe Estuary Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management Strategy takes into account predicted changes in sea level rise up to 2110, and sets […]

  • 17 January 2013

    A leading coastal scientist has warned that some of the world’s best known beach resorts may not survive projected sea level rises and that problems caused by changing sea levels are compounded by a lack of political will and short-term coastal management initiatives. Professor Andrew Cooper, Professor of Coastal Studies in the School of Environmental […]

  • 14 January 2013

    Rijkswaterstaat is teaming up with the Rivierenland Water Authority and research institute Deltares to test a stretch of dike near Nijmegen near the Hollandsch-Duitsch pumping station and Millingen aan de Rijn. The strength of the grass cover will be tested to see how it copes with overtopping resulting from combinations of storms and high water […]

  • 3 January 2013
    Business & Finance

    The 20th Armourstone Users Group meeting is taking place on Thursday 7 February 2013 and will be held at HR Wallingford’s conference facilities in Oxfordshire. This meeting offers the opportunity for the exchange of news and views about the use of armourstone for coastal defences and breakwaters in the UK and all round the world. […]

  • 28 December 2012
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Dike design needs to focus more on the subsoil structure and variations over the entire length of a dike. The soil structure determines the risk of piping and varies more than is assumed in the present standards. This may represent a risk for the dike, but it can also be used to make local dike […]

  • 18 December 2012
    Business & Finance

    Want to build an airport in the water, expand a major port or restore eroded beaches? Then you need hydraulic fill. That is sand that is drawn from the seabed and placed by flowing water onto the shore or used to create an island at sea. Fill material is then transported from the ‘borrow area […]

  • 26 November 2012
    Business & Finance

    During the FLOODrisk 2012 conference on 20 November, the final results of the Flood Control 2015 research program were revealed by program director Piet Dircke. He presented the book containing the results to Jan Geluk, chair of the Waterboard Hollandse Delta and of the water defences committee for the Association of Regional Water Authorities. The […]

  • 23 November 2012
    Business & Finance

    Conwy County Borough Council has invited Expressions of Interest from suitably qualified companies for the following activities: – Obtaining approximately 300,000 tonnes of sea dredged sand (nom. d50 = 0.2-0.4mm) from existing offshore licensed dredging areas, transporting it to the site by sea and placing it to profile on the beach at Colwyn Bay; – […]

  • 20 November 2012
    Business & Finance

    The Rothes Flood Alleviation Scheme (RFAS) has received a commendation at the 2012 Saltire Society Civil Engineering Awards for its innovative approach to flood alleviation in Rothes, Moray. The £25 million scheme heralds a new era of flood protection for the town of Rothes and its residents. The Saltire Society runs its prestigious annual awards […]

  • 29 October 2012

    Environment Agency has invited bidders to submit their offers for the riverbank R&M work at the Solihull area. This work will cover the following: 1. Channel and defence maintenance activities: The control of aquatic weed across the channel, managing vegetation growth on the channel, desilting activities, raised embankment maintenance and blockage removal. The contractor will […]

  • 11 September 2012
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Project management, consultancy and engineering service provider Royal HaskoningDHV has been commissioned by NL Agency to study the 18 km long Agua Blanca dike near Cali in Colombia. The dike protects Colombia’s third-largest city against flooding from the nearby Cauca River, but is very old. Colombia was hit by severe flooding in 2010 and in […]

  • 27 April 2012

    Birse Civils has commenced its annual protection of Lincolnshire’s coastline and flood defence for the Environment Agency as part of its Lincshore 2010-2015 Framework Contract with the arrival of the dredger Breughel, one of the biggest the project team has ever used. Lincshore, the Environment Agency’s £6-million flagship scheme, aims to combat the decrease in […]