There’ll be butterflies over the White Cliffs of Dover

December 10, 2019

CAN Geotechnical (an RSK company) won the contract commissioned by Dover Harbour Board to install rockfall catch fences within the Port of Dover in Kent.

An exciting and high-profile project, it will see CAN remove more than 220 linear metres of existing life-expired catch fence from the lower Eastern Docks cliff and install a new a Geobrugg GBE500A 500kJ impact energy-rated catch fence, which has been designed by JUBB Consulting Engineers.

Safety will be of paramount importance while working in a high-risk location, so CAN’s rope-access team will scale the upper cliff to make the lower worksite safe. The team will use mobile elevated work platforms in the Port for the remainder of the work to ensure safe access.

As well as negotiating the high-risk site, work must be tackled with extreme care because the cliff face and surrounding land are designated a site of special scientific interest and a special area of conservation. The nationally rare early spider-orchid and Adonis blue butterfly have been spotted, so all work must be planned carefully to protect these environmentally and ecologically sensitive areas.

The project will be a great showcase for how CAN tackles complex projects successfully while having zero impact on an area’s recognised environmentally sensitive features.

🤔 Do you ever wonder what COP15 really is and why does it matter to you and your business?

💚 Dr Stephanie Wray, RSK Group’s Chief Sustainability Officer and Managing Director of Nature Positive, gives us a clear explanation about why it is essential for the business community to understand the opportunity that is COP15.

Read more in our bio!

#COP15 #Biodiversity #Nature #Environment #Sustainability #NetZero

🤝 @facaderemedialconsultants' Managing Director has written to Housing Secretary Michael Gove to highlight concerns around new regulations such as the Building Safety Act 2022 and the developers’ pledge – Mr Gove’s bid to reset building safety in England.

Find out what he requested in our bio!

#Housing #Building #Construction #Safety #Home #Development

🌍 COP15, the upcoming UN biodiversity summit, aims to set out a plan for how countries will work together to achieve a nature-positive world by 2030.

🤝Our panel of experts will debate:
✔ key discussion points highlighted so far during COP15
✔ progress made towards a robust nature-positive action plan
✔ what living in harmony with nature looks like for future generations
✔ how living in harmony with nature can look different around the world.

💡 Join the COP conversation as RSK reports live from COP15!

Register for our free webinar in our bio!

#RoutetoCOP15 #Biodiversity #Nature #Sustainability #COP15 #Sustainable

💧 Actively restoring rivers by reinstating natural river processes will play a vital role in helping offset the global freshwater biodiversity crisis.

💡 In this insight, Dr Hamish Moir and Peter Downs from @cbec_eco_engineering_uk, an RSK company, explore how sustainable approaches to river management can help protect us from flooding and droughts.

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#Biodiversity #Climate #Water #ClimateChange #ClimateCrisis #Floods #Droughts

👏 Grace Kassimoto is the only acoustic specialist from and working in East Africa.

💚 In our latest #ADayInTheLife, she discusses how she is leading the way for women in a traditionally male-dominated industry and what she enjoys most about her role.

Read her story in our bio!

#Acoustics #Environment #WomenInStem #Engineering #Leadership #Africa

📢 We are proud to sponsor the #GreenEnergyAwards 2022, an event organized by Scottish Renewables

🏆 This ceremony aims to recognise the inspirational organisations, people and projects going above and beyond to make a real difference to the health, wealth, and wellbeing of Scotland

We can't wait to see you there!

📅 1st December 2022
📍 Edinburgh

#RenewableEnergy #Renewables #Scotland #Energy #GreenEnergy #Awards