The Bacton Sandscaping scheme is a large-scale beach nourishment designed to protect the Bacton Gas Terminal from cliff and beach erosion while also reducing flood and erosion risk to the communities of Bacton and Walcott, buying the time they need for adaptation to coastal change.
Storms have always caused erosion along the coastline of Pevensey Bay (UK), but rising sea levels have made the situation critical. A Public-Private Partnership is creating a long-term, cost-efficient strategy to improve the situation.
Contrary to conventional wisdom, most dredged material is clean, natural product and, far from being a waste, can be an important environmental and economic resource, as shown in two case studies: the rehabilitation of a brownfield at Fasiver, Belgium and the creation of a wetland in Wallasea, UK.
To meet the growing energy requirements of the United Kingdom, a decision was made to lay a new offshore pipeline from Norway's gas-rich fields to the eastern coast of the UK.