TVO wins £20m EA coastal defence project

The Environment Agency has awarded a £20m contract to Team Van Oord for the Broomhill Sands Coastal Defence Scheme at Camber in East Sussex. When complete, the scheme will provide improved protection from the risk of flooding for 1,831 properties, 825 of which are residential. At present some of these properties, including those in Camber […]

EA notes TVO’s ‘good progress’ on flood defence repairs

The Environment Agency has announced that Team Van Oord is making good progress in repairing flood defences in south west England which were 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 […]

Van Oord starts dredging at Liverpool2

Van Oord has commenced dredging of the River Mersey estuary to pave the way for Liverpool2, Peel Ports Group’s new £300m deepwater container terminal (Dredging News Online). When complete, Liverpool2, which is being built in the Port of Liverpool, will be the UK’s most centrally located deepwater container terminal. Its owners, Peel Ports*, say they […]

New scheme will protect 3,000 homes in Exeter

Working on behalf of the Environment Agency, Team Van Oord has begun preparatory work for the first phase of a £30m flood defence scheme to upgrade flood defences in Exeter in Devon. When complete the new scheme will reduce flood risk to approximately 3,000 homes and businesses across the city. The contract for phase 1 […]

Team Van Oord scoops ICE Excellence Award

A project delivered by Team Van Oord on behalf of the Environment Agency beat off strong competition to win the Environmental and Sustainability category in the 2014 ICE South East England Engineering Excellence Awards. The Institution of Civil Engineering (ICE) Excellence Awards recognise the best civil engineering projects across South East England. The judges are […]

Sea wall repairs completed at Chesil Cove

Working on behalf of Weymouth & Portland Borough Council and the Environment Agency, Team Van Oord has successfully completed works to repair the storm-battered sea wall at Chesil Cove on Portland. As a result of a combination of persistent wet weather and extremely high tides, 2013/14 was the wettest winter on record. The south coast […]

Van Oord strengthens UK position

Van Oord has  acquired the UK specialist marine civil contractor J.T. Mackley & Co Ltd (Mackley), in a move which strengthens Van Oord’s leading position in the UK flood defence and coastal construction market. Mackley will continue operating under its own name and will continue to be run by the existing management and staff. The […]

EA recognises “vital support” provided by TVO

The Environment Agency has formally thanked Team Van Oord for the “vital support” it provided in dealing with flooding in Hampshire earlier this year. During January 2014, Team Van Oord was called in to help Environment Agency operations staff and army troops to deal with an emergency flood mitigation operation in the small market town […]

PM praises “coordinated approach” by TVO and EA

Team Van Oord has received a letter from the Prime Minister David Cameron following a visit he made to the Somerset Levels to see efforts to relieve the flooding which badly affected the area earlier this year. Mr Cameron visited Beer Wall Sluice, a facility installed and operated by Team Van Oord, to see newly […]

David Cameron visits Team Van Oord in Somerset

The Prime Minister David Cameron recently visited Beer Wall Sluice on the Somerset Levels, a facility installed and operated by Team Van Oord, to see newly installed pumps in operation. 20 high capacity pumps were brought in from Holland, 13 of which were installed to increase the amount of water being discharged from the upper […]