Posted: Tuesday 18th April 2017

The UK's largest inland waterway and marine environmental engineer, Land & Water has scooped two major framework contracts.

Land & Water landed the multimillion-pound Canal & River Trust National Dredging Contract, making them dredging suppliers to the Trust for the next 10 years. This substantial award came just days after won a place on all 4 lots of the Environment Agency's South East Region minor works framework.

Achieving these major wins represents a triumph for the waterway contactor and is a testament to their commitment to innovation, environmental consideration and collaborative advantage.

The dredging tenders were supported by Land & Water's overarching environmental strategy.

A major and forward thinking part of this strategy includes the construction a series of improved wildlife habitats across the UK. These habitats will be formed by reusing dredged sediments and other soils to re-engineer a string of redundant waste sites, turning wasteland into beautiful and much needed wildlife havens.

It is the vision of James Maclean CEO of Land & Water that these wildlife havens will eventually be stepping stone habitats throughout the UK's waterway network. The sites will allow Land & Water to reclaim and reuse silt and other materials from dredging and associated infrastructure projects thus contributing to their commitment to work towards a less than 10% disposal policy.

As part of an environmental commitment, Land & Water's tenders include procedures that ensure they can carry out their commitment to working with environmental volunteers thus passing on knowledge and skills and engendering stakeholder involvement.

"It's a testament to Land & Waters integrity and environmental commitment that they submitted a very comprehensive and high quality tender. We are impressed by their commitment to work in partnership with us as well as their investment in new equipment, systems and processes driving both environmental enhancements and commercial benefit.

Simon Bamford, Director of Asset Delivery. Canal & River Trust

Adrian Gascoyne, MD, Land & Water Services, commented:

"Land & Water always strive to work in partnership with our clients. We are keen to maximise the collaborative advantages available from true team work, workspace sharing and early project involvement. We call ourselves imagineers because we are highly committed to driving value though innovation, forward planning, sequential work programming and adjoining projects. This not only minimises mobilisation costs (it can cost up to £50k to put all the equipment required onto the water) but also allows us to shorten the project lifecycle, saving time, money and lessening any environmental impact. In delivering these frameworks we worked hard to firstly understand our client's problems, solve them, add value and then we have provided a suit of collaborative ideas that will improve our collective businesses."

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