Environment Minister Thérèse Coffey visited Morecambe today (19 October) to officially open the town’s new flood defenses.Funded by £10.8m central government grant-in-aid funding, the wave reflection wall defense will reduce flood risk to 11,400 homes and has a design life of 100 years, taking into consideration climate change and sea level rise.Led by Lancaster City Council in partnership with the Environment Agency, the wall consists of 4km of reinforced concrete defenses that will provide protection against a major flood event.Floods Minister Thérèse Coffey said: “Morecambe’s new Wave Reflection Wall, which has been entirely funded by the government, is absolutely fabulous and I want to thank the Council and other partners in their support in achieving this.”“I also want to thank local MP David Morris who worked tirelessly to make the case for nearly £11m of investment into this flood defense, better protecting more than 13,000 homes and businesses as well as the local tourism industry from the risk of flooding.”Environment Agency Area Director for Cumbria and Lancashire, Keith Ashcroft, said: “The Morecambe Wave Reflection Wall is a great example of partnership: by working together the Environment Agency, Lancaster City Council, engineers VBAJV Ltd have created an exceptionally value-for-money sea defense.”Richard Walsh, project manager at VBA, a joint venture comprising VolkerStevin, Boskalis Westminster and SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business said: “As the main contractor, VBA is extremely proud to be involved in a scheme that brings a wide range of benefits to the local community, not only protecting homes and businesses from flooding, but providing a lasting legacy to residents and visitors to enjoy for many years to come.”
Horizon Geosciences has recently mobilized its K3 offshore geotechnical site investigation spread on its first project offshore Poland.The rig has been mobilized to DP2 vessel Kommandor Susan owned and operated by Hays Ships.Horizon’s K3 geotechnical drilling system is the fourth offshore heave compensated rig to be brought into service by the company.The rig has the ability to switch to a nested coring system whereby 100mm Geobor S triple tube coring is conducted through a riser casing to provide larger diameter and higher quality core samples in a wide range of soil and rock conditions.The rig can be used for deep boreholes as well as to deploy Horizon’s 200kN seabed CPT unit for acquisition of deep push cone penetration data also in combination with seismic CPT as required.
“Yeah, I think he should (have won it). But, you know, you can’t say Messi didn’t deserve it either.” “But if there was a possibility to make a stand for a defender, it was this year.” If Van Dijk was to have been crowned the winner, he would’ve become the first defender since Italy legend Fabio Cannavaro in 2006 to pick up the prestigious honour. read also: Virgil van Dijk wins Football Supporters’ Player award The Liverpool star would’ve joined the select group of Gullit, Cannavaro, Franz Beckenbauer and Matthias Sammer as the only defenders in history to be crowned as the world’s best. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldHere Are The Top 10 Tiniest Mobile Phones On The Planet!A Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too MuchWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?8 Things You Didn’t Know About CoffeeBest Car Manufacturers In The World6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Best & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made Loading… Van Dijk was considered as one of the favourites for the prestigious Ballon d’Or award last year but the Liverpool centre-back was ultimately overlooked and Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi was handed the honour for the sixth time in his career. Van Dijk’s performances in 2019 were phenomenal, the Dutchman was solid in the Premier League and helped the Reds win the Champions League with some masterful defensive displays. “The message of the Ballon d’Or was, he’s never going to win it again,”Advertisement In an interview with Joe, Netherlands legend Ruud Gullit admitted that he believes Liverpool superstar Virgil van Dijk will ‘never’ win the Ballon d’Or in the future.