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  • Installation of electrical subsea cable across Solent completed - VolkerInfra
    awarded by Southern Electric Power Distribution SEPD The project saw the first subsea electrical installation under the Solent for 18 years It will replace the third cable which was the only cable not to be buried under the seabed and so was more susceptible to damage from anchors or marine debris The first phase was completed in November 2013 where a 930 metre horizontal directional drill was installed successfully from Thorness Bay on the Isle of Wight out into the sea bed of the Solent The second phase was completed this June which saw the installation of a single length of bespoke cable between the coast of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight The final phase saw the connection of the new cable onto SEPD s 132kV network at Thorness Bay on the Isle of Wight To be able to connect the cable the cable termination compound was refurbished sea defences were reinstated over the new cable at the foreshore and new groynes were installed on the beach on the mainland to enhance the existing sea defences Finally a thorough process of pre commissioning testing were carried out on the new cable system before handing over the new circuit to the SEPD ready for energisation Commenting on the overall project Jonathon Humphries on behalf of the joint venture said I am proud to see this complex project being successfully and safely completed By working together in joint venture with VBMS we have been able to bring together best practice and to deliver this project on time and within budget Now the project is completed all of the island s electricity supplies will be provided by subsea cables which are securely located out of harm s way Related news 24 06 14 Successful installation of electrical subsea cable across Solent More

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  • Stable result for VolkerWessels in first six months - VolkerInfra
    the still worrying market conditions in a number of sectors in the Netherlands Although there appear to be some prospects of improvements on the housing market in the Netherlands Building Property Development and the Infrastructure market are still affected by overcapacity which continues to depress prices The robust overall performance is attributable to operational and financial discipline an approach which combines capitalising on opportunities whilst placing the focus on margin rather than volume cost management and a healthy risk return ratio Once again a number of new high profile contracts were secured such as the construction of a university building for the VU University Amsterdam work on Room for the River programme and the Dudgeon and Westermeerwind offshore projects Jan van Rooijen CFO said All sectors at VolkerWessels once again achieved a positive operating result Our solid financial position enables us to exploit opportunities and invest in activities which impact positively on the future progression of our results Agreement has been reached with seven banks on the continuation of our working capital financing until mid 2019 We are very pleased that the terms of this financing reflect our healthy financial position Please click on the link below to read the

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  • Born To Build – what part will you play? - VolkerInfra
    and the Scottish Contractors Group on its recently launched Born To Build campaign Attracting and retaining talent is the construction industry s biggest challenge today We have an ageing workforce falling apprenticeship completions and with just 12 per cent of the construction workforce female we have a significant diversity issue too The industry needs to recruit 182 000 new workers over the next five years if we are to deliver forecast sector growth and the resulting benefits to the UK economy The Born To Build campaign is targeting young people between the ages of 14 and 19 to challenge outdated perceptions of what is now a dynamic exciting industry at the forefront of technological innovation Primarily focussed on social media it aims to provide an opportunity for young people to find out more about the range of career choices within construction and to hear directly from those already enjoying successful careers in the industry Two of VolkerWessels UK s young professionals are also taking part in the campaign Dan Moran senior engineer at VolkerFitzpatrick and Tamara Denn trainee quantity surveyor at VolkerFitzpatrick are explaining why they chose a career in construction by sharing their real life profiles In blogs and tweets they will be giving a personal insight into how they got into the industry their ambitions and why construction is exciting To change the image of our sector and attract the diverse talent for the future promotion from the inside out is key So if you re proud to work in this sector support the Born To Build campaign by sharing the launch video microsite and twitter handle across social media Find out more and spread the Born To Build message at www borntobuild org uk borntobuilduk borntobuilduk News overview Contact VolkerInfra The Lancashire Hub Preston City Park Bluebell

    Original URL path: http://www.volkerinfra.co.uk/en/news/detail/born-to-build--what-part-will-you-play (2016-04-26)
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  • Successful installation of electrical subsea cable across Solent - VolkerInfra
    project involves two phases The first phase was completed in November last year where a 930 metre horizontal directional drill was installed successfully from Thorness Bay in the Isle of Wight out into the sea bed of the Solent The second phase was completed this June following the manufacturing of a single length bespoke cable and has now been installed between the Isle of Wight and the coast of Hampshire This was achieved by using the expertise of VSMC and their specialist divers and marine installation vessels Jonathon Humphries managing director of VolkerInfra said It s extremely pleasing to see the whole project come together and I m proud that this joint venture between VolkerInfra and VSMC is on course to deliver on this complex project on time and within budget Chief Executive of VolkerWessels UK Alan Robertson and SSE s Managing Director of Networks Mark Mathieson travelled down for the first stages of the installation in early June They were impressed with the complexity and engineering involved in such a large project Commenting on the overall day Alan Robertson said It was quite incredible to witness the machinery involved in installing this cable under such a busy waterway It s not apparent until you actually get to the site how big a feat of engineering this is Arno van Poppel managing director of VSMC added This collaboration brings together best practice of VSMC and VolkerInfra All this continues to strengthen the relationship between these two parties Before the residents and businesses of the Isle of Wight benefit from the new undersea cable the project team must ready themselves for the final phase which is to connect the new cable to the network in the Isle of Wight and Hampshire followed by carrying out a full testing and commissioning process

    Original URL path: http://www.volkerinfra.co.uk/en/news/detail/successful-installation-of-electrical-subsea-cable-across-solent (2016-04-26)
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  • VolkerWessels UK 2013 Annual Report and In Review - VolkerInfra
    sectors as well as a breakdown of information regarding our corporate responsibility activities and a breakdown of the year in brief from all of our companies throughout the UK Please click on the links below to read the reports VolkerWessels UK 2013 Annual Report VolkerWessels UK 2013 In Review News overview Contact VolkerInfra The Lancashire Hub Preston City Park Bluebell Way Preston Lancashire PR2 5PE T 44 0 1772 759

    Original URL path: http://www.volkerinfra.co.uk/en/news/detail/volkerwessels-uk-2013-annual-report-and-in-review (2016-04-26)
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  • VolkerInfra achieves RoSPA Silver Award - VolkerInfra
    2014 David Rawlins RoSPA s awards manager said The RoSPA Awards encourage the raising of occupational health and safety standards across the board Organisations that gain recognition for their health and safety management systems such as VolkerInfra Ltd contribute to a collective raising of the bar for other organisations to aspire to and we offer them our congratulations Jonathon Humphries managing director at VolkerInfa said We continually strive to improve our health and safety performance through all aspects of our business and are proud of our achievements This award provides recognition of our efforts to ensure that everyone s health and safety are at the forefront of all that we do RoSPA s mission is to save lives and reduce injuries covers all ages and stages of life In support of this mission the RoSPA Awards which date back 58 years recognise commitment to continuous improvement in accident and ill health prevention at work Through the scheme which is open to businesses and organisations of all types and sizes from across the UK and overseas judges consider entrants overarching occupational health and safety management systems including practices such as leadership and workforce involvement News overview Contact VolkerInfra The Lancashire Hub

    Original URL path: http://www.volkerinfra.co.uk/en/news/detail/volkerinfra-achieves-rospa-silver-award (2016-04-26)
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  • Strong recovery in profit for VolkerWessels - VolkerInfra
    billion VolkerWessels achieved a net profit of 117 million in 2013 The company s results significantly improved and operating profit EBITDA grew by 89 million to 227 million The secured order book increased by 0 6 billion to stand at 6 1 billion as at 31 December 2013 The quality of our order book is also improving with multi year frameworks and maintenance contracts creating a stable foundation for the longer term Our liquidity position is also developing well and VolkerWessels is net debt free at the end of 2013 Jan van Rooijen CFO said After a disappointing year in 2012 VolkerWessels saw a strong recovery in profits last year We are pleased with the solid results because all sectors contributed to the profit recovery We recorded a positive net result in all sectors Despite shrinking volumes overcapacity and price pressure our focus on margin rather than volume and on risk management was instrumental in the healthy development of our results Our strategy which focuses on broadening the value chain and the spread of our activities and regions yielded a solid result Press Realease VolkerWessels Annual Results 2013 News overview Contact VolkerInfra The Lancashire Hub Preston City Park Bluebell Way

    Original URL path: http://www.volkerinfra.co.uk/en/news/detail/strong-recovery-in-profit-for-volkerwessels (2016-04-26)
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  • VolkerWessels UK receives Considerate Constructors Scheme Longevity Award - VolkerInfra
    CCS Longevity Award as an Associate member of the scheme Adrian Shah Cundy head of corporate responsibility at VolkerWessels UK said We are delighted to have received this award in recognition of our long standing participation in the Considerate Constructors Scheme and our continued dedication to sustainable and responsible practice The scheme continues to drive a consistent improvement in construction standards and we are proud to be an Associate I look forward to reaching the ten year milestone in 2014 During 2013 VolkerWessels UK won CCS awards on a number of sites including the Lower Todmorden and Walsden flood alleviation scheme project a runner up in the Most Considerate Site award category which was commended for going above and beyond in protecting the local community during the floods of 2012 The Considerate Constructors Scheme is dedicated to changing the image of construction and promotes efficiency awareness of environmental issues and working in synergy with the local community Links CCS Longevity Awards Related news 25 06 13 Seven VolkerWessels UK sites awarded Considerate Constructors More news News overview Contact VolkerInfra The Lancashire Hub Preston City Park Bluebell Way Preston Lancashire PR2 5PE T 44 0 1772 759 600 F 44 0

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