BAM Nuttall Contracted on Essex Coast £10 Million Flood Defence – Heavy Lift News
10 Oct 2023

BAM Nuttall Contracted on Essex Coast £10 Million Flood Defence

The UK Environment Agency began a multi-million project this summer to protect a vulnerable community on the Essex coast.

Work began at Cockett Wick to strengthen and raise the seawall with more than 150 steel piles minstalled along with the construction of a new concrete wall and footpath to protect homes in Jaywick from flooding.

A total in excess of 14,000t of rock armour was also planned to be placed on the sea-side of the defence to protect the strengthened wall from wave damage.

 

 

Together, the work will help to protect more than 3,000 properties and businesses. The changes will help to ensure that this part of the Essex coast remains protected despite climate change and sea level-rise.

The defences are designed to be raised again in 50 years’ time to ensure another 50 years of protection, while maintaining views of the sea.

BAM Nuttall has been the main contractor for this project.

 

 

The photographs show some action shots with the Thamescraft Dry Docking Services Ltd pusher tug, Sophia-D, supporting the barge Selina from Keynvor MorLift Ltd (KML) loaded with some of the rock armour being placed on thecoastal defence project in Jaywick this summer.

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courtesy of Thamescraft

 

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