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PLA barge wins this year’s Thames Barge Race

Thames Barge Driving Race 2016 was sponsored by Tideway and organised by Thames Barge Driving ( – The race consists of about 11 teams of between four and eight members who steer and row 30tonne barges over a seven mile course. It takes about 90 minutes to complete the course which runs from Greenwich to Westminster Bridge.… Read More

Balfour bags contract at £1bn One Nine Elms

Balfour Beatty will start work on the £1billion One Nine Elms development near Vauxhall after developer Dalian Wanda Group secured financing for the scheme. According to the Construction Enquirer website, Dalian Wanda has signed a pre-construction services agreement with Balfour with a final contract set to be signed by the end of the year. Tim… Read More

Annual Flood Management Forum

New Civil Engineer announces the 12th annual Flood Management Forum, the annual industry gathering for the who’s who of the flood risk management sector. The forum will take place on October 19 & 20 and will be at the American Square Conference Centre, London. This year’s event provides an opportunity for the industry to gather and reflect on… Read More

GE Basements and Underground Structures conference 2016

Ground Engineering, the ninth annual Basements and Underground Structures conference, will offer delegates the opportunity to explore the procurement, design and delivery of underground spaces. The event will bring together leaders from major clients, main contractors, consultants, designers, specialist contractors and suppliers and essential for anyone involved in small, medium or large scale projects. There are many good reasons to… Read More

From Our Blog

CH2M’s Matthew Kuhn talks about his happy childhood on the Hoo Peninsular

Matt Kuhn is programme manager on CH2M’s £308m TEAM 2100 Thames estuary tidal flood defence improvements. Working with the Environment Agency and Balfour Beatty, he and the team will assess over 10 years flood risk across the tidal Thames (from Teddington to Southend/Isle of Grain). This programme includes the Hoo peninsular which is flanked by… Read More

The North Thames Fisheries Local Action Group: from start to stage 2

The European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) will fund some six groups to deliver community-led local development in England.  These Fisheries Local Action Groups (FLAGs) will use the knowledge of stakeholders to tackle fishery issues at a local level. The Marine Management Organisation (MMO), which administers the EMFF in England, recently chose a number of groups to move… Read More

It’s a crime the crime museum exhibition was too crowded!

I visited the Museum of London’s Crime Museum Uncovered exhibition this week. I was a little disappointed as the exhibition was so packed.  In spite of having timed tickets, I didn’t bother to stay to see the end of it.There were queues to enter and queues to see the first exhibits.I believe the museum issued too many… Read More

Samuel Pepys exhibition; well-worth a visit!

I visited the Samuel Pepys exhibition at the Greenwich Maritime Museum just before Christmas and I was very impressed. Samuel Pepys was a curious man. His quest for information was phenomenal. When he became secretary of the Navy, he read every book he could find about ships, building them, sailing them and manning them. The only… Read More

Innovation on the Thames – an all-round success

What happens when big names on the Thames such as the Environment Agency, The Port of London Authority, UCL, Thames Water, CH2M, Boskalis and Tideway come together for one day at the Thames Estuary Partnership’s Annual Forum to share their know-how and hear about the latest developments on the river? The result couldn’t be anything… Read More

Lively debate will make a great TEP conference

Wow! It certainly will be about Innovation on the Thames. The line-up of speakers for the Thames Estuary Partnership’s Annual Conference virtually guarantees a lively debate.It is our job to line up the best speakers possible on the current projects which will have a major effect on the Thames for the future. The keynote speaker is Professor… Read More

Latest Thames safety campaign

The latest Port of London Authority (PLA) safety campaign is hoping to improve all river users’ awareness of how to share the river safely with smaller, vulnerable recreational craft on the tidal Thames. Read More

What a hit!

The Transforming the Thames networking event was perfect. The weather was excellent and the views from the Thames Terrace at the House of Commons were spectacular. Read More

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