Annual newsletter

April 2021.
Saltfleet to Gibraltar Point Beach Management 2021.


What are we doing?

We are delighted that the Environment Agency has chosen Van Oord as its partner for continuing the protection of the Lincolnshire coastline over the next 4 years.
As part of the initial delivery phase of the Saltfleet to Gibraltar Point Strategy, the beach nourishment works will continue to take place between Mablethorpe and Skegness. This will
require around 400,000 cubic metres of sand each year.
Van Oord has been nourishing the beautiful sandy Lincolnshire beaches since 2015. This year’s nourishment campaign will be similar to that of previous years. The dredger HAM316 will
transport the sand from licensed offshore sites and pump it onto the beach at high tide through a 630m long pipeline. We will then push the sand into the required beach profile using bulldozers
and excavators. This operation will occur around each high tide, and therefore it is a 24/7 operation.
This year beaches will be nourished at Ingoldmells, Trunch Lane, Wolla Bank, Chapel Six Marshes, Boygrift, Trusthorpe and Huttoft. The works are due to start 19 April and will be completed by the
summer holidays. The programme will be subject to change should further Coronavirus restrictions come into force.


Public Access.

For safety reasons, sections of beach will be cordoned off from public access during the works.  We would like to ask you to remain vigilant and keep yourselves and others ,including pets, in your party away from the works. Please adhere to the social distancing measures of 2m if you are required to approach or speak to our workers.


Protecting the Environment.
The implementation of the Saltfleet to Gibraltar Point strategy will involve working with nature to provide a more sustainable approach to coastal management and greater resilience to the local
community.  We are working in line with the Environment Agency’s aim to achieve net zero carbon by 2030.  The trailing suction hopper dredger HAM 316 will be using a sustainable biofuel during the 2021 campaign, nearly halving the carbon emissions.  Other initiatives include solar panels and electric car charging points at the Anderby Site Compound.


Working together.
Viking Link is currently installing a high voltage electricity link between Bicker Fen substation in Lincolnshire and the southern Jutland offshore wind farm in Denmark. Our beach nourishment
works overlap with the Viking Link works at Boygrift. We are working closely with the Viking Link team, to avoid any conflict to help keep our programme on track and to keep everyone safe.


Improving the image of construction.
The Considerate Constructors Scheme was set up to improve the image of the construction
industry. The scheme aims to encourage best practice beyond statutory requirements and show the industry to be considerate. We are
doing everything possible to apply the scheme’s code:
• caring about the appearance of our site
• respecting the community
• protecting the environment
• securing everyone’s safety
• value our workforce
https://www.ccscheme.org.uk


Coronavirus.
Coronavirus continues to cause concern across the country for everyone, both personally and professionally. Our key priorities are to protect the health, safety and well-being of our staff, the public
and the businesses and partners we work with. At all times we will follow the government and construction sector guidelines.


How to find out more.
If you have any questions or concerns about the beach management work please do not hesitate to contact Our Public Liaison Officers.
Site office: 01754 873704
Monica Stonham - 07534 457348 or
Yazmin Parry - 07496 760446
Email: sgpbm@vanoord.com
Visit the Van Oord webpage: https://www.vanoord.com/en/updates/saltfleet-gibraltarpoint-beach-managementscheme-awarded-van-oord
Visit the Environment Agency information page: https://consult.environmentagency.gov.uk/lincolnshireand-northamptonshire/sgplbm

Published: Friday, 23rd April 2021