This £300m tidal flood defence programme represents the first 10 years of a 100 year programme developed by the Environment Agency to protect London and the Thames estuary from tidal flooding through until the end of the century.
The programme, which will operate under the name Thames Estuary Asset Management 2100 (TEAM 2100), will be one of the world's largest flood risk management programmes, CH2M Hill said.
CH2M HILL will be working with Balfour Beatty and specialist suppliers including Critigen, Hunton Engineering, KGAL and Qualter Hall.
The contract involves the planning, programming, optimisation and delivery of investigation, design, capital maintenance, refurbishment and replacement works on the existing tidal flood defence assets along the entire 170km length of the Thames estuary, from Teddington in west London through to Sheerness and Shoeburyness in Kent and Essex. It includes more than 3,500 different assets, including the Thames Barrier.
Environment Agency chief executive Paul Leinster said: “We are pleased to welcome CH2M Hill as our partner to deliver this vital programme of works to refurbish and update the current flood risk management systems along the Thames Estuary.”
CH2M Hill’s managing director for Europe, Mark Thurston, said: "We are delighted to have been named delivery partner for the TEAM 2100 Programme. This project is a vital piece of infrastructure that fits closely with our other major programmes in London, including Thames Tideway Tunnel, Crossrail and High Speed 2.”