Royal Haskoning wins flood-defence contract

With partners HKV Lijn in Water, a civil engineering company, and geotechnical services company Fugro, Dutch engineering and environmental consultancy Royal Haskoning has won a contract for water-control structures in New Orleans.

The project will develop a module that allows the local flood-protection authority to monitor the opening and closing of gates on all flood defences.

The system is scheduled for operational for the peak of the hurricane season in September 2010.