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Winning design will support UK’s migratory fish stocks

You are in: Media Centre: News 2012 Team Van Oord partner Royal HaskoningDHV has won a competition designed to support migratory fish in estuaries around the UK. Organised by the Living North Sea project, the Sturgeon’s Lair competition encourages innovation in designs to support the passage of fish in the North Sea. The best five proposals were […]

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Prestigious award for practical training

You are in: Media Centre: News 2012 Van Oord, a partner in the Team Van Oord JV, has scooped a prestigious award for its approach to training students on board its vessels. Van Oord was named the Practical Training Company of 2012 by VTL, an organisation involved with training and development in the Dutch transport and logistics […]

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Van Oord secures €12m contract to create new nature area

You are in: Media Centre: News 2012 Van Oord, one of the partners in the Team Van Oord JV, has been awarded the €12m contract for the Perkpolder area development project in the Netherlands. The contract has been awarded by the Dutch public works agency, RWS, with whom Van Oord works on a regular basis. The scheme […]

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A fascinating insight into Britain’s canals

You are in: Media Centre: News 2012 This winter, a Team Van Oord partner and the Canal & River Trust will open up a dozen projects for members of the public to meet canal engineers and walk through the bottom of lock chambers. The initiative is part of a five-month, £50m restoration programme of canals and rivers […]

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Harbour regeneration project will boost local economy and support fishermen

You are in: Media Centre: News 2012 A £3.2m project to repair and improve the harbour at the town of Southwold in Suffolk will provide a much-needed boost to the local economy, according to local politicians. The harbour is located on the Blyth Estuary and the scheme was carried out by Team Van Oord partner May Gurney […]

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All’s well in safety drill

You are in: Media Centre: News 2012 In a recent safety drill, an employee taken seriously ill while working in a confined space underground was brought safely to the surface in a little over 2 mins 30 seconds. Jeanette Wright, QSHE co-ordinator for Team Van Oord, said: “The health, safety and wellbeing of our employees, and the […]

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Now it is NINE Green Apple Awards

You are in: Media Centre: News 2012 A TVO partner has received two more Green Apple Awards in 2012, bringing the total it has won in the past three years to no fewer than nine Green Apple Awards. The Green Apple Awards are organised by the Green Organisation, an independent, non-political, non-activist, non-profit environmental group dedicated to […]

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“Exceptionally good sites” recognised by Considerate Constructors Scheme

You are in: Media Centre: News 2012 Two Team Van Oord schemes, being delivered on behalf of the Environment Agency, have achieved exceptional scores following recent assessment by the Considerate Constructors Scheme. The Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS) is the national initiative set up by the construction industry to improve its image. Sites and companies that register with the […]

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TVO partner collects eighth consecutive RoSPA Gold Award

You are in: Media Centre: News 2012 A Team Van Oord partner once again picked up a RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Gold Award in 2012 – for a remarkable eighth consecutive year. Dating back to 1956, the RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards scheme is the largest and longest-running programme of its kind in the UK. […]

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Triple success for River Nene scheme

You are in: Media Centre: News 2012 A scheme on which Team Van Oord was principal contractor has now been recognised in three separate and quite different industry awards schemes. The River Nene Infrastructure Improvements project, which was completed in September 2011, was carried out on behalf of the Environment Agency, with part-funding from Peterborough […]