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A Medmerry Christmas…

2014 has been a fantastic year for everyone associated with the Medmerry Managed Realignment Scheme – and the icing on the cake is the scheme being selected to feature on the 2014 Environment Agency Christmas Card. Delivered by Team Van Oord on behalf of the Environment Agency, the Medmerry scheme has been the subject of […]

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Good progress at Bewley’s Weir

Working on behalf of the Environment Agency, Team Van Oord is making good progress with a project to replace a weir on the River Medway at Tonbridge in Kent. Bewley’s Weir fulfills many important functions including regulating the flow of the Medway to help manage flood risks, and ensuring a fresh drinking water supply for […]

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Ministerial visit marks launch of £2.3bn Government flood defence programme

On the day the Government confirmed a £2.3bn investment in flood defence schemes across the country, a Government minister and local MP visited a £20m project on the south coast being delivered by Team Van Oord on behalf of the Environment Agency. The six-year £2.3 billion flood defence programme announced by the Government on 2 […]

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Lucky 13 for flood defence scheme!

A flood defence scheme carried out by Team Van Oord on behalf of the Environment Agency has scooped its 13th award in the past 12 months. The latest accolade for the Medmerry Managed Realignment Scheme in West Sussex came in the CIPR Pride Awards for the south of England, which were presented on 21 November. […]

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Green Apple Award presented to Medmerry team

A delegation from Team Van Oord and the Environment Agency visited the House of Commons in Westminster earlier this week (10 Nov) to collect a Green Apple Award for Environmental Best Practice. The Green Apple Award was presented to the Environment Agency and Team Van Oord for the Medmerry Managed Realignment Scheme which has received […]

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TVO trials Japanese riverbank repair system

Working on behalf of the Environment Agency, Team Van Oord (TVO) is pioneering an alternative method of repairing damaged riverbanks which is new to the UK, but has been used in Japan for many years. The Kyowa Filter Unit is designed to give protection from scour damage to riverbanks, shorelines, bridges and other structures, while […]

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TVO scheme joins ICE campaign

A £30m flood defence 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 […]

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Unparalleled success at the BCI Awards

The Environment Agency, Team Van Oord and Jacobs enjoyed unparalleled success at the 2014 British Construction Industry (BCI) Awards ceremony in London on 8 October. The partners received two awards, including the top award of the night, The Prime Minister’s Better Public Building Award, which is sponsored by The Cabinet Office. The other win was […]

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TVO completes head office move

Team Van Oord has completed the move of its head office from Newbury in Berkshire to Small Dole in West Sussex. The head office move is a result of Van Oord’s acquisition earlier this year of J.T. Mackley & Co Ltd (Mackley) which is also headquartered at the Small Dole premises. Van Oord and Mackley […]

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TVO completes UK’s largest coastal management scheme

Working on behalf of the Environment Agency, Team Van Oord has successfully breached the UK’s biggest ever coastal management scheme at the Steart Peninsula near Bridgwater in Somerset. The £21m scheme will help protect homes and businesses from flooding due to climate change and rising sea levels, and establish a new nature reserve. A new […]