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Red7Marine supports Jackson Civil Engineering on flood remediation scheme

Leading marine construction and consultancy organisation, Red7Marine, was recently contracted by Jackson Civil Engineering to respond to a flood incident as part of their Collaborative Delivery Framework with the Environment Agency and its Emergency Flood Response arrangements across Lincolnshire.

Red7Marine supported the incident response on the Barlings Eau, a tributary to the River Witham. The project was carried out on behalf of the Environment Agency.

The north of the UK experienced torrential downpours and extreme flooding at the end of 2019 which caused flooding in numerous areas, including a breach in the river bank of the Barlings Eau. This breach resulted in complex access challenges for any plant to reach the isolated repair site. It also resulted in severe disruption to the local community transport links and surrounding areas, in particular road closures around the Short Ferry area.

The marine partner of choice, Red7Marine, was contracted by Jackson Civil Engineering, for its ability and immediacy to respond effectively to the works. The team mobilised a modular pontoon and associated equipment required to undertake the remedial works in the short time frames required by the client. Red7Marine commenced installation of the pile wall to stem the flood waters, bringing some much needed relief to the area.

Through collaboration with the numerous contractors associated with the emergency works, Red7Marine’s expert team – comprising of operations specialists, engineers and labour supply – collaborated seamlessly to alleviate the initial breach. The team worked on-site until the repair had been completed and the flood waters were drained and removed from the affected farm land.

Works were successfully completed on Tuesday 17 December and Red7Marine left the site on Friday 20 December.

CEO, Nick Offord, commented: “We are ideally positioned to provide comprehensive consultancy services and advice to the marine construction industry – especially within emergency works. Our highly trained, in-house team offers early stage involvement to all clients, inclusive of planning developments, consents, geo-technical and geophysical surveys to provide peace of mind. In this instance, we offered a turn-key package and expertise from all of our departments to support Jackson Civil Engineering and reduce stress for the local community so they can continue living their lives as normal.”

Richard Barnes, divisional director at Jackson Civil Engineering said: “We want to extend our thanks to the Red7Marine team with regards to its approach to the works at Barlings Eau, it was an awesome effort. I have been with a number of senior directors of the Environment Agency throughout the project and they are all extremely complimentary of the works, effort and the innovative approach being taken to solve the problems.

“All of the teams have shown an incredible ‘can-do’ attitude and it’s been great to see everyone pulling together. What a brilliant foundation we can continue to build on.”

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