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Land & Water win contract for works at Thurrock on the River Thames

Leading wet civil engineering specialists, Land & Water, is celebrating winning a contract to carry out dredging works at Thurrock on the River Thames.

The project which is due to commence this week, for a period of four weeks on behalf of the client Navigation Terminals, will see Land & Water remove contaminated materials from the berth of the marine terminal in order to enable deeper ships to enter.

Land & Water will be using its ZX690 long reach excavator, the largest in its fleet, to dredge down to -18 cd, the deepest limit the civil engineering firm can be contracted to carry out.  

Andy McBride, Project Manager at Land & Water says: “We are looking forward to getting started on these works and continuing our successful year of project deliveries.

“The deep dredging that is involved in this project means that the works need to be carried out by a team with expertise, something that we pride ourselves on as we utilise innovative solutions to meet our clients’ needs.

“The dredge profile is not straightforward, mainly due to the position of Thurrock being at the end of the River Thames and the tide being fast flowing in that area which can make for a physically challenging environment. However, our team is looking forward to the challenge.”

Land & Water is committed to maintaining and improving the UK’s diverse waterways and frequently uses its dredging expertise to keep water bodies across the country navigable, functional and in the best environmental shape. This project is no exception.