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Award of two projects in United Kingdom

Van Oord has been awarded two projects on the east coast of England for the UK Environment Agency.

The first is the Happisburgh to Winterton Sea Defence Project which is worth approximately EUR 9 million. This is a continuation of previous works that have been undertaken by Van Oord at this location for over 10 years. The execution will start in September 2008 and is scheduled for completion in December 2008. The workscope includes 280,000 m3 of beach recharge and the building and refurbishment of rock groynes and revetments. Trailing suction hopper dredger Geopotes 15 will be deployed for this project after having been fitted with screens to ensure the required beach material grading is achieved.

The second awarded project is at Jaywick, near Clacton. The contract value amounts to some EUR 13 million. Work starts in September 2008 and is scheduled for completion by the end of the year. The project involves construction of a 185 m long offshore breakwater (including 40,000 tonnes of rock), 250,000 m³ of beach nourishment and an outfall extension (150 m). Suction Dredger Sliedrecht 27 will be deployed as a booster station for the beach nourishment works.

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