Project Description

Salt Fleet Flats

Salt Fleet Flats involved the construction of an environmental habitat approx. 60 hectares in size. It is comprised of an inter-tidal mudflat in an area outside Cooling Marshes on the south bank of the River Thames in Kent.

To enable the environmental habitat to be created a 2.4Km tidal flood embankment was built tying into the existing defences and Econ were contracted to carry out the installation of the erosion protection and construction of a new concrete slipway. The erosion protection involved the installation of approx. 95,000m2 of erosion matting and installation of over 200,000 pins.

Challenges encountered during the works included working near a Salt Fleet water course. This area is a designated Special Protection Area (SPA) and RAMSAR site, which was prone to bird habitats. Mitigating measures were taken throughout the works to reduce our impact on the migrant birds.

 

Client

McL&H/London Gateway

 

Duration

40 weeks

Employers Representative

Royal Haskoning