VBA, a joint venture comprising VolkerWessels company VolkerStevin, Boskalis Westminster and Atkins, wins another local authority (RMA) contract through the Environment Agency’s Water and Environment Management (WEM) framework – this time for North Lincolnshire Council.
The North Lincolnshire Lakes scheme located in Scunthorpe, was awarded to VBA to increase flood defence protection and improve existing barriers to defend homes in the Isle of Axholme areas. The works are necessary in order to reduce flood risk to the wider Lincolnshire Lakes development scheme, local businesses and communities.
The work on site will include reinforcing the existing earth embankment and the installation of 3.5km of sheet piles along the east bank of the river Trent from the M180 to Keadby Bridge.
The extensive flood defence infrastructure will improve the existing defences surrounding Burringham and Gunness, prevent existing homes across the community from future flooding and increase the protection for the Lincolnshire Lakes scheme. This scheme is part of the council’s 1.3bn wider plan to build six new villages to the East of the River Trent. VBA will be keeping disruption to a minimum on site by using low vibration piling techniques during working hours. Works start on site in December 2017 and continue until March 2019.