Arcadis to work on flood barrier study Gothenburg, Sweden

Posted on 21 October 2014


dws-arcadis-goteborg-harbour-770pxArcadis, together with Swedish peer company Sweco, is performing a feasibility study for two flood barriers in the Swedish city of Gothenburg.

The client for this study is the City of Gothenburg. The combination Arcadis-Sweco was selected in a public bidding process, in part due to Arcadis' experience in flood barrier design. 

The study should be finalized by the end of this year. No financial details were disclosed.

Two flood barriers
Gothenburg is often plagued by flood events. The danger comes from the sea, as well as from the river Göta which runs through the city. The study therefore focuses on possibly installing two flood barriers. One to be positioned on the sea-side, the other upstream at a fork in the river Göta.

Water management experience
"There is growing international interest in our water management know-how", according to Gert Kroon, who leads the Arcadis activities in the Netherlands. "We are experiencing an increase in the effects of climate change. Thanks to our extensive water management expertise, we are able to address these challenges."

This news item is based on a press release published on the website of Arcadis.

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