Jan 17, 2007

ARCADIS to Present $150 Million New Orleans Flood Protection Project at Aquaterra

ARCADIS has chosen Aquaterra to present its recently acquired $150 million project for New Orleans. The company will supply design services, multi-disciplinary advice and construction management for the protection of the New Orleans area against flooding. Aquaterra is an international forum on the development of delta and coastal areas. It will take place Feb. 7 to 9, 2007 in the Amsterdam RAI.

ARCADIS, a leading international consulting and engineering company has recently been awarded a major $150 million dollar contract by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the American department of water ways and public works. ARCADIS and its partner in the contract, Bioengineering, will help prevent flooding by means of general design support services, multidisciplinary consultancy services and construction management services, primarily within the limits of the New Orleans District.

The ARCADIS-Bioengineering joint venture will work together with other American companies as HNTB and Tetra Tech. Dutch specialists WL Delft Hydraulics and Alkyon will be contracted for their hydraulic expertise. Piet Dircke (ARCADIS Netherlands’ Water Programme Manager) will provide information on the new project during a seminar at Aquaterra on Friday, Feb. 9, 2007 in the Amsterdam RAI.

In addition, case studies will be presented on the metropolitan dilemmas in the Haarlemmermeer delta (Schiphol airport area in the Netherlands), project processes in a complex policy environment such as Hamburg (Germany), London (Great Britain) and Dordrecht (the Netherlands), as well as cities in coastal areas such as Shanghai (China) and Singapore.