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The Jubilee River story - Arup and cost reduction claims.

So firstly Clive Onion's is exposed an Arup employee, and then Arup are now found to making exaggerated claims about their role in the MWEFAS project.  Can this possibly be the same Arup firm that were involved in the wobbly Millennium Bridge in London fiasco in 2000, where the bridge was closed for nearly two years due to design shortcomings?

Also try searching the Arup web site for MWEFAS or Jubilee River..............

The extract below is part of an Arup web page dated August 2004.........which was very quickly updated after I questioned the contents.  I have highlighted interesting sections............

Maidenhead, Windsor and Eton Flood Alleviation Scheme [MWEFAS], UK

MWEFAS is an 11.8km flood alleviation channel, designed to protect the Thames Valley area from the devastating effects of flooding.

The £73.4 million channel is a major infrastructure project representing a substantial investment in the future by the UK Environment Agency.

Throughout the Tender process Arup reviewed the conforming scheme and looked at ways of reducing the construction costs without compromising either the channelís function or the environmental impact.

Our innovative alternative design introduced significant cost savings and environmental benefits, and demonstrates our commitment to adding value through a multi-disciplinary approach wherever appropriate.

 

The August 2004 web page itself is reproduced immediately below, with the updated version below that.

 

Maidenhead, Windsor and Eton Flood Alleviation Scheme [MWEFAS]

Maidenhead, Windsor and Eton Flood Alleviation Scheme [MWEFAS], UK

MWEFAS is an 11.8km flood alleviation channel, designed to protect the Thames Valley area from the devastating effects of flooding.

The £73.4 million channel is a major infrastructure project representing a substantial investment in the future by the UK Environment Agency.

Throughout the Tender process Arup reviewed the conforming scheme and looked at ways of reducing the construction costs without compromising either the channelís function or the environmental impact.

Our innovative alternative design introduced significant cost savings and environmental benefits, and demonstrates our commitment to adding value through a multi-disciplinary approach wherever appropriate.

 

See also

Groundwater control

Other Arup Links

Projects Home - Water

Rivers and Flood Defences

Below is a copy of the revised web page that I printed on 1 September 2004.