Sectors - Civil

Land & Water Celebrate Contract Win

Land & Water is celebrating its latest contract win to construct a new hydrogen station at Caversham Weir in Reading, on behalf of client Reading Hydro CBS Ltd.

The project has a civil construction value of over £500,000 (full project value just under £1 million) and is set to commence in October 2020 and last until February 2021. It will harness the power of the River Thames via the construction of a structure that will house low-head hydro turbines. This will help create a renewable source of energy in the area that should generate around 46kw of renewable electricity to the National Grid.

Land & Water, working in partnership with Reading Hydro and using expert machinery, will also be erecting a fish pass to make sure fish and eels have a safe means of passage past the turbines. The project is part of the company’s commitment to protecting the local wildlife in the area it constructs.

Andy McBride, Project Manager at Land & Water said: “We are looking forward to starting this project and being part of works, which will have a positive impact on the environment.

“As the team will be working in an area of fast water flow, it is important that we are mindful of disturbance to existing sediment, preventing erosion, and monitor any potential flooding that could occur.

“In light of this we will be installing a pontoon bridge to ease access to the site and ensure a flood action plan is in place.”

As part of Land & Water’s commitment to creating a more sustainable future, it is already implementing greener ways to work in its reduction of carbon on projects and offering clients HVO fuel in its machinery.

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