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VolkerStevin JV Wins £21M Ipswich Tidal Barrier

Posted on November 17, 2015

By Aaron Morby, Construction Enquirer

Under a £21m contract, VBA is set to start building later this month a 30m wide tidal barrier gate across the River Orwell in the city.

The scheme involves the construction of piled flood defence walls on either side of the barrier, a control building, the installation of mechanical and electrical equipment, flood gates on the east and west banks within the flood walls, scour protection and landscaping works.

Once successfully completed VBA will maintain the new tidal barrier for a further two years.


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