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  • 14 March 2017
    Business & Finance

    Marinet – UK’s marine conservation organization – is working on a community-based coastal sea defense campaign for Norfolk and Suffolk. The organization recently provided a Campaign Statement for lobbying to be conducted by local coastal communities and residents in the areas of Norfolk and Suffolk where sea defenses are provided by sand dunes. According to Marinet, these […]

  • 24 January 2019
    Business & Finance

    With work nearly complete, Team Van Oord said in its latest release that they are entering the final phase of the Shoreham Adur Tidal Walls scheme. The Shoreham scheme is being carried out by Team Van Oord on behalf of the Environment Agency, Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership, Adur District Council and West Sussex […]

  • 27 November 2017
    Business & Finance

    Residents and businesses in Lowestoft are invited to have their say on proposals to reduce flooding from rivers and extreme rainfall, as well comment on the appearance of the permanent defenses, the Waveney District Council said in their latest release.  The Lowestoft Flood Risk Management Project aims to reduce the risk of flooding from the sea, rivers […]

  • 26 June 2020
    Authorities & Government

    The Environment Agency announced today that contractors working on surveys for the Tadcaster flood alleviation scheme will be in the town over the coming weeks. The EA has been working with flood engineer specialists to develop the plans since the government committed to invest £9 million in the scheme last autumn. Following the completion of […]

  • 27 November 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Environment Agency will today host a drop in session for residents in Clementhorpe to discuss plans for the £45 million York Flood Alleviation Scheme. Options for the first cell of the new flood defenses (Skeldergate Bridge, along Terry Avenue, past Millennium Bridge) will be on show from 2-8pm at Clementhorpe Community Center in York. After the […]

  • 18 May 2016
    Business & Finance

    The £30 million Broomhill Sands Coastal Defense Project was officially opened on Friday, 13 May, by Emma Howard Boyd, Chair of the Environment Agency. This coastal scheme, which took two years to complete, will provide improved protection from flooding for around 1,400 homes and 100 businesses along a 2.5 km stretch of the East Sussex coastline […]

  • 29 July 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Environment Agency in the South West has announced it is making good progress inspecting and repairing flood defences damaged during the winter storms and floods. More than 100 flood defence structures including river banks, pumping stations, sluices, gates and beach defences were damaged earlier this year in Somerset and Dorset after some of the […]

  • 14 November 2016
    Business & Finance

    Around 4,800 properties are set to benefit from better flood protection and a brand new promenade, as works on Anchorsholme sea defense comes close to completion. The two and a half year construction program has seen a brand new 1km seawall replace the old crumbling structure. The previous flood defenses, which were originally constructed back […]

  • 14 February 2018
    Business & Finance

    Cork City Council is seeking Part 8 planning permission for a €6 million Morrison’s Island Public Realm and Flood Defense Project. The proposed scheme includes the remedial/strengthening works to the existing quay walls and the construction of integrated flood defense works. These quays are the lowest lying in the city center and are a source of […]

  • 1 May 2017
    Business & Finance

    Following the success of the first event, the second FLOODEX show will take place 17th – 18th May 2017, at the Peterborough Arena. The FLOODEX is the trade event for flood defense and the water level management (WLM) sector looking at flood defense, prevention, mitigation and drainage. Exhibitors will capitalize on two days of networking opportunities, with […]

  • 12 November 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The knowledge development scheme – Hondsbossche Dunes project – officially started yesterday. The contract for this project was signed during the conference ‘Building the Future‘ in Utrecht by Ecoshape, the Flood Protection Program and Water Board Hollands Noorderkwartier. The aim of the project is to follow closely the development of the new coastal defense and thereby […]

  • 14 February 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Communities in southern, south west and central England remain at risk of flooding, with further heavy rain expected to affect the country today and tomorrow. Continued heavy rainfall means that flooding will remain for several days. Although water levels may fall throughout today, they are expected to rise again on the Thames and Severn, affecting […]

  • 17 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Environment Agency submitted a planning application to Exeter City Council last month for the next phase of the Exeter flood defense scheme. Phase 2 of the scheme includes intermittent defenses on both sides of the River Exe, from Cowley Bridge in the north to Countess Wear, Bridge Road in the south. The scheme will reduce […]

  • 3 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    Multicat Avon and deck barge JML36 are currently on charter to VolkerStevin who are delivering a £14.5m scheme to improve the tidal flood defenses along the East Bank of the River Arun in Littlehampton on behalf of the environment agency. The scheme includes flood defenses from the lighthouse on the Promenade, to north of the […]

  • 22 September 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Environment Agency will be meeting with local councils this autumn to discuss how they and others can help with future management of Lower Tidal Arun flood risk scheme. This will include maintaining existing defenses, identifying funding for new defenses and how to deal with areas that will no longer receive funds for maintenance. The […]

  • 14 December 2014
    Business & Finance

    The Crown Estate has completed the construction of a £325,000 flood defense wall at Hawkins Point, Sunk Island to protect the areas high grade agricultural land from flooding. This follows a £450,000 investment last year which saw the tidal doors and drainage system on the island upgraded. The latest investment in flood defenses comes in […]

  • 19 August 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    A ceremony and photo competition are to be held in the Sandwich Guild Hall to celebrate the completion of the town’s new £21.7 million flood defense scheme, one of the largest flood defense scheme in Kent for decades. The Sandwich Town Tidal Defense Scheme has been delivered in partnership by the Environment Agency, Pfizer and […]

  • 19 June 2018
    Business & Finance

    Team Van Oord has completed a project to fill a 28-meter gap in the flood defenses in the West Sussex town of Littlehampton – in turn reducing the flood risk for 2,000 homes. Working on behalf of the Environment Agency, the 20-week project included organizing the planning application and producing the detailed design, followed by installation of […]

  • 17 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    Work to improve Portsmouth’s flood defenses is making good progress on two fronts. Portsmouth City Council has completed the first phase of preparation work in the north of the city while a bid for funding for work in Southsea is taking shape after a successful public consultation. Trees and vegetation have been cleared alongside Ports […]

  • 19 August 2016
    Business & Finance

    Residents of Mytholmroyd will be able to experience first-hand how to design and plan a flood scheme, as a huge interactive flood model was delivered to the flood information center this week. “The flood model is good fun and a great way to understand the challenges of planning a flood defense scheme,” said Johnny Lyttle, the […]

  • 17 May 2018
    Business & Finance

    VBA, a joint venture comprising VolkerStevin, Boskalis and SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business has started design and build work on the Environment Agency’s £30 million flood defense scheme in Mytholmroyd, West Yorkshire. The Calder Valley scheme will protect up to 400 homes and businesses and sustain economic growth. Following initial drainage works, the project in its entirety […]

  • 9 February 2015
    Business & Finance

    Water board Noorderzijlvest has contracted Dutch-based consultancy firm Grontmij to make a preliminary design and contract for a 12 km sea dike improvement between Eemshaven and Delfzijl, on the north coast of the Netherlands. The flood defense project is part of a nationwide program to reinforce dikes to withstand heavier wave loads. The authorities decided […]

  • 7 March 2016
    Business & Finance

    The environment secretary Liz Truss has praised the new £6 million flood defenses on Portsea Island’s northern shore following a recent visit to the site. This is the second time in a matter of a few weeks that Ms Truss has visited and praised a scheme delivered by Team Van Oord working on behalf of […]

  • 3 August 2020
    Authorities & Government

    Richmond MP Rishi Sunak visited Stokesley on Friday, 31 July to learn more about the town’s new £3.7m Flood Alleviation Scheme. During the visit, Mr Sunak was shown around areas of the town that will benefit from the scheme by representatives from the Environment Agency. Earlier this month, the government unveiled its long-term plan to […]

  • 23 October 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    A £30m flood defense project in Exeter, being delivered by Team Van Oord on behalf of the Environment Agency, Exeter City Council and Devon County Council, has joined a national campaign to raise awareness of the contribution civil engineering makes to society. This is Civil Engineering is a campaign developed by the Institution of Civil […]

  • 12 June 2020
    Business development

    Mackley has overcome supply issues caused by the Covid-19 pandemic to ensure continued progress on the latest phase of a scheme which will reduce the risk of coastal flooding for more than 4,500 homes and businesses on Portsea Island. The £58m North Portsea Island Coastal Defence Scheme, which is being delivered by the Eastern Solent […]