In May, EcoShape partners Van Oord and Royal Haskoning DHV, working as part of Team Van Oord, have started the execution of a Sand Motor in Bacton. The official project name is ‘Bacton to Walcott Coastal Management Sandcaping Scheme’.
The Sand Motor will protect important infrastructure from flooding and benefit local communities. Sand will be placed on the beach off Bacton Gas Terminal, Bacton village and Walcott village.
The project will create significantly bigger beaches, improved beach access and increase protection from the sea for the gas terminal and the villages of Bacton and Walcott.