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More flood defence work for Team Van Oord

Team Van Oord has begun work on another major flood defence scheme, this time in Kent.

The in-demand consortium - consisting of Van Oord, Kier Group, Mackley Construction and Royal HaskoningDHV – started on the £30M Broomhill Sands Coastal Defence Scheme.

It follows Team Van Oord getting underway on another £30M scheme this month, to deepen the Trew’s flood relief channel in Exeter.

Work on the Kent scheme will include building a 1.7km-long rock defence and tidal wave wall, as well as replacing a number of timber groynes to stabalise the beach.

Rock for the new defence will be imported from Norway and delivered by barge.

The project is scheduled for completion in December 2015. It will protect the area from a 1-in-200-year event.

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