New flood scheme contracts for VolkerStevin, Boskalis Westminster and Atkins
VolkerStevin announced that is has been awarded five new contracts as part of the Environment Agency’s Water and Environment Management (WEM) framework, to reduce flooding across the UK. The other joint venture partners in this project are Boskalis Westminster and Atkins.
Flood Alleviation Schemes
Work has already begun on the following sub projects, aimed to improve the lives of communities and the wider environment.
● Oxford Flood Alleviation Scheme
● Kendal Flood Alleviation Scheme
● Rickerby/Carlisle Flood Alleviation Scheme
● Jacks Key Flood Alleviation Scheme
● Lower Lancaster phase 3 Flood Alleviation Scheme
These are the final contracts awarded to Volker Stevin, Boskalis Westminster and Atkins (VBA) as part of EA’s 1 billion UK pound worth WEM framework.
Work across the framework is on track to fulfil the Environment Agency’s strategic target to protect 300,000 homes from flooding by March 2021.
Next generation contracting
Commenting, Mark Cronshaw, framework director at VolkerStevin, said: “VBA are delighted to have been awarded these new contracts as part of the Environment Agency’s WEM Framework. The profound effect flooding has on communities, the environment and the economy is dramatic and often catastrophic. We look forward to supporting the Environment Agency and using our expertise to deliver these projects.”
Alongside contract wins for the WEM framework, VBA will be working with the Environment Agency on their next generation Collaborative Delivery Framework (CDF) in the North West and South East, reducing flooding and coastal erosion in the respective areas.
The new framework spans four years, with a possible four-year extension. Work completed will mitigate climate change and reduce its impact, plus protect the environment and promote sustainable development.
The VBA partners each bring to the joint venture a wide range of skills and expertise.
About VBA joint venture
VBA is a UK-based joint venture comprising VolkerStevin, Boskalis Westminster and SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business to provide services required under Lot 4 of the water and Environment Management Framework for the Environment Agency, which specialises in designing and constructing sustainable flood and coastal defences.