NEC Users’ Group silver member the Environment Agency has used NEC contracts to procure a complex five-year flood defence project in Great Yarmouth on the east coast of England. The Norfolk seaside town has a history of flooding caused by North Sea tidal surges overtopping the banks of the Rivers Yare and Bure. The project, known as Great Yarmouth Flood Defences Epoch 2, involved local improvements to 4 km of the town’s 10 km of steel-sheet-piled and concrete flood defences. These reduce the risk of tidal flooding to around 4,500 homes, business and critical infrastructure but have become badly corroded in places. Despite Covid-19 restrictions during the middle part of the project, it remained on time and within budget for completion in April 2023. The project won the Environment and Sustainability Initiative prize in the 2021 British Construction Industry Awards (BCIA), where a 65% reduction against the carbon baseline demonstrated a saving of over 5,500 tCO2e. The project team was also shortlisted for the Temporary Works Initiative award in the 2022 BCIA and was voted runner-up in the 2022 NEC Martin Barnes Contractor of the Year Award. Read the case study here:

Posted by Panumas from NEC Contracts at 2023-02-01 13:32:52 UTC