Braunton flood defence scheme officially opened

You are in: Media Centre: News 2012 A £1.2m flood defence scheme in the village of Braunton in North Devon, delivered on behalf of the Environment Agency, has been officially opened. Following floods in the village in 2004, the Environment Agency created a flood defence plan, working in liaison with the parish council. The risk […]

Coastal management project will enhance Steart Peninsular

You are in: Media Centre: News 2012 Working on behalf of the Environment Agency, Team Van Oord has started work on a project to provide flood defence and a new wildlife habitat on the Steart Peninsular in North Somerset. Over the next two years the £18m Steart Coastal Management Project will create more than 400 […]

Confined space expertise showcased to Fire Service

You are in: Media Centre: News 2012 Team Van Oord showcased its confined space rescue procedure to two local Fire Service crews when working in the town of St Blazey in Cornwall earlier this year. It is standard procedure for Team Van Oord to inform the local emergency services before commencing any major confined space […]

Tail Sluice project completed ahead of time

You are in: Media Centre: News 2012 Team Van Oord has successfully completed a £1.9m refurbishment project at King’s Lynn in Norfolk. The ‘Tail Sluice’ project commenced in April 2009 and ran for three years during non-flooding times. The works, carried out in three annual phases, comprised refurbishment of a major tidal sluice structure. In […]

Flood defence scheme will protect North Devon community

You are in: Media Centre: News 2011 Team Van Oord has commenced work on a flood defence scheme to protect a village community in North Devon. Following floods in the village of Braunton in 2004, the Environment Agency created a flood defence plan, working in liaison with the parish council. The £1.2m Braunton flood defence […]

Cannington Outfalls scheme Highly Commended at ICE awards

You are in: Media Centre: News 2011 A project to improve flood protection for 1,440 properties in Somerset was Highly Commended at the ICE South West Region Awards. The ‘Cannington Outfalls’ scheme was Highly Commended in the Civil Engineering Project of the Year category. The scheme was delivered on behalf of the Environment Agency by […]