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Work starts on Humber flood protection scheme

24 Sep 13 Balfour Beatty has started work on a project to protect nearly 2km of the Humber Estuary against flooding.

Lifting one of the 20t blocks into place
Lifting one of the 20t blocks into place

The £2.7m contract is the first phase of a wider Environment Agency scheme to protect thousands of homes and businesses in Grimsby. It includes the creation of a 1300m pre-cast concrete wave wall, repairs to existing concrete defences and improvements to the shore-line earth embankment.

A 180-tonne crawler crane from Balfour Beatty’s plant hire business, BPH, is being used to place 20-tonne concrete blocks.

The scheme stretches from the Fish Docks to the western end of the Cleethorpes North Sea Wall and is due for completion in July 2014.

The works follow the completion of another flood defence scheme by Balfour Beatty in Redcar earlier this year, also for the Environment Agency, protecting a thousand homes from potential flooding.

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