June 27, 2011 – ARCADIS (EURONEXT: ARCAD), the international consultancy, design, engineering and management services company, announced today that it has been awarded a 54 million dollar contract to manage an environmental sediment remediation project in the tidal Lower Passaic River in Newark, N.J, one of the most complex and industrial river systems in the U.S.

The project involves dredging, dewatering and off-site disposal of approximately 40,000 cubic yards of the most heavily contaminated sediment from the river. These actions will help create and maintain a more healthy and sustainable river environment.

Removing sediment
The project is anticipated to start this July and continue through late 2012. The team will install an enclosure around the work area prior to removing any sediment, which will support existing shoreline structures and minimize movement of any re-suspended sediment. After removal, the sediment will go through a dewatering process with subsequent treatment of the effluent, and the sediments will then be transported out-of-state for ultimate disposal.

Leading position
Steve Blake, member of the Executive Board of ARCADIS and CEO for its U.S. business said: “ARCADIS has an excellent track record of assisting clients in removal and disposal of contaminated sediments, a growth market in which ARCADIS has a leading position. Over the past several years, our staff has worked on the design of the project and we are excited to see these efforts come to fruition”.

“ARCADIS’ involvement with the project further bolsters our position in the sediment remediation market as a leading designer and implementer of river system restoration to improve the natural environment.”

About Arcadis
ARCADIS is an international company providing consultancy, design, engineering and management services in infrastructure, water, environment and buildings. We enhance mobility, sustainability and quality of life by creating balance in the built and natural environment. ARCADIS develops, designs, implements, maintains and operates projects for companies and governments. With 16,000 employees and over €2 billion in revenues, the company has an extensive international network supported by strong local market positions. ARCADIS supports UN-HABITAT with knowledge and expertise to improve the quality of life in rapidly growing cities around the world.

This press release has originally been published on website Arcadis.

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