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  • 11 April 2016
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The next phase of Portsmouth’s coastal defense work will begin today on the eastern side of Portsea Island. Plans include 750 meters of rock to prevent flooding and further erosion of the coastline and work will stretch from Great Salterns Quay, near Tangier Road, to the University of Portsmouth’s Langstone Campus, off of Locksway Road. […]

  • 14 December 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    This month, work will continue on the construction of the gate chambers for the new sea lock at IJmuiden, the Netherlands. “The floors are nearly completed and construction of the walls is starting now,” the Port of Amsterdam said. “Construction work in the other cofferdams continues as normal. Gantry-like structures, onto which cranes will be installed […]

  • 23 October 2019
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Vital sea defense work that will help protect West Bay from future flooding has been completed on time and on budget, reports the Dorset Council. According to the release, the £10 million coastal defense works – completed this week by the Council and the Environment Agency – will better protect 148 homes and 112 businesses […]

  • 22 February 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Welsh Government is making nearly three quarters of a million pounds available to help reduce the risk of flooding to homes and businesses in Little Haven. The funding, announced yesterday by the Welsh Government, will contribute 85% towards the cost of construction of the flood alleviation scheme, a grant value of £729,348 towards the […]

  • 19 October 2018
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Work to reduce the risk of fluvial and tidal flooding from the River Dart in Totnes is nearing completion, according to the Environment Agency. In 2017 the EA was granted planning permission by South Hams District Council for a scheme to reduce flood risk to more than 400 homes and businesses in Totnes. Since then, […]

  • 17 October 2017
    Business & Finance

    Plans for improved coastal defenses to reduce the risk of flooding and coastal erosion to 470 homes in East Rhyl are moving to their next stage of development after the Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Rural Affairs, Lesley Griffiths, announced over £1m for Denbighshire County Council. The money will be used for design work for […]

  • 8 June 2015
    Business & Finance

    A program of beach management was carried out recently along the Eastoke frontage of Hayling Island. The shingle beach along Eastoke is the primary line of defense against erosion and flooding, however coastal processes are constantly eroding the shingle bank. Without regular intervention, the densely populated area of Eastoke would quickly become vulnerable to flooding […]

  • 14 December 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Environment Agency will next week hold a public drop-in session on the upcoming Starcross and Cockwood tidal defense scheme. The meeting – taking place before the start of the work – is scheduled for 18 December 2017, from 3pm to 7pm, at the Anchor Inn in Cockwood. The EA has already had an initial drop […]

  • 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 […]

  • 24 January 2017
    Business & Finance

    Balfour Beatty, the international infrastructure group, has just published its latest paper named “Ten Steps to Efficiency in Flood and Coastal Risk Management”. The paper outlines ten points that could enable commissioning authorities, government and the infrastructure industry to achieve efficiencies in delivering and maintaining flood defenses, without compromising on quality or safety. These range […]

  • 1 December 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Eastern Solent Coastal Partnership has announced that the new coastal defenses at Anchorage Park are open for the public.  “Over the past six months we have achieved a great deal and have completed the coastal defense works, forming the first phase of the wider North Portsea Island scheme,” the Partnership said. “Our new embankments […]

  • 29 February 2016
    Business & Finance

    The completion of a major flood risk management scheme was marked with a visit to Dolgellau by Welsh Government Natural Resources Minister Carl Sargeant on Thursday, 25 February. Funded by the Welsh Government, the £4.9 million scheme reduces the risk of flooding for 310 homes and businesses. Completed in the Autumn last year, the scheme has […]

  • 24 March 2014

    Repairs to flood defences that help reduce flood risk to communities on the South Humber bank will soon be completed. The Environment Agency is scheduled to finish the initial repairs to the flood defences, which were damaged by December’s tidal surge, by the beginning of April. It will have taken just three months to complete […]

  • 27 September 2016
    Business & Finance

    Team Van Oord has welcomed the findings of the National Flood Resilience Review, published earlier this month by the Department for Environment. The Review recommendations include plans for improved rain and flood modelling, a ‘significant’ increase in new temporary flood defenses and greater protection to infrastructure, and says that the lessons learnt from last winter’s […]

  • 30 March 2020
    Business & Finance

    This spring’s beach management activities at Hayling Island which consist of recycling beach material from Gunner Point and the Coast Guard Revetment to the Eastoke frontage are now complete, Eastern Solent Coastal Partnership (ESCP) reports.  Contractor Les Searle Group moved over 33,000m³ of material for Havant Borough Council, making impressive progress in just three weeks. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 29 January 2015
    Business & Finance

    Around 100 homes and 45 businesses in Beaumaris are set to benefit from a £1.2 million coastal flood defense scheme, the Minister for Natural Resources, Carl Sargeant announced yesterday. The coastal works will include a new 250m concrete core and upgrades to over 660m of existing walls. The Welsh Government will provide £568,758 of the […]

  • 25 November 2015
    Business & Finance

    Work has begun on dredging the Cripps River on the Somerset Levels, as part of a Somerset Rivers Authority plan to improve flood defenses across the county. Desilting of the full 1.6 miles of the Cripps is being done by the Environment Agency on behalf of Somerset Rivers Authority, with long-reach excavators being used on […]

  • 7 October 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Vital flood defense work will take place in West Bay this month. West Beach will undergo beach renourishment after storms battered the south coast earlier this year. The strong tides reshaped and stripped the beach, leaving the sea wall prone to wave overtopping. Cllr Robert Gould, Leader of West Dorset District Council, said: “These flood […]

  • 1 August 2019
    Business & Finance

    The next phase of plans to protect North Portsea Island from the risk of coastal flooding are underway following approval of the planning application for the first package of work in the Kendall’s Wharf area of North Portsea Island. The principal design for Phase 4 of the North Portsea Island Coastal Defense Scheme is now […]

  • 12 May 2017
    Business & Finance

    East Devon District councilors have given the go ahead for the production of a beach management plan for Seaton. “A preferred supplier – CH2M – has already been identified, following a rigorous and competitive tender process,” the official press release stated. CH2M are coastal flooding experts who have already produced over 20 Beach Management Plans […]

  • 28 October 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Wyre Council has just released the latest update for the Rossall sea defenses. According to the update, construction continues apace along the full extent of the project with work being carried out on all major elements of the new defenses. Precast concrete which makes up the bulk of the visible defenses continues on the […]

  • 23 February 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Environment Agency together with its contractors today began working on annual maintenance of the shingle embankment and beach between Snettisham and Hunstanton.  The work, which helps protect people and 2,935 properties from tidal flooding, is expected to take 3 weeks. The embankment is a ‘soft’ sea defense, which requires annual maintenance to repair any damage […]

  • 19 May 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Leeds City Council recently released a fly-through video of the of the Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme construction works in progress. The project, led by the City Council in partnership with the Environment Agency, is split into two phases. Costing some £50 million, the Phase 1 of the Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme is one of the largest river […]

  • 31 July 2015
    Business & Finance

    The River Thames Scheme is a proposed program of projects and investments to reduce flood risk in communities near Heathrow, including: Datchet, Wraysbury, Egham, Staines, Chertsey, Shepperton, Weybridge, Sunbury, Molesey, Thames Ditton, Kingston and Teddington. The River Thames between Datchet and Teddington has the largest area of developed floodplain in England without flood defenses. Over […]

  • 7 November 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders, Vessels

    Havant Borough Council recently completed the beach management operations along the Hayling Island seafront in accordance with the Beach Management Plan for the area. The contractor, Boskalis Westminster Limited, used dredger – the Sospan Dau – to carry out the works. Around 25,000 cubic meters of shingle material was dredged from Chichester Harbor, transported a […]