THE contractors on the Chivenor Flood Defence scheme at the Royal Marine Barracks on the Taw Estuary are celebrating their success at the Civil Engineering Project of the Year awards run by the Institution of Civil Engineers South West. Debut Services (So

THE contractors on the Chivenor Flood Defence scheme at the Royal Marine Barracks on the Taw Estuary are celebrating their success at the Civil Engineering Project of the Year awards run by the Institution of Civil Engineers South West.

Debut Services (South West) Ltd were contractors on the scheme, which was declared the winner of the Major Project of the Year Award 2010.

Debut were also runners-up for Portreath Remedial works; this project had to ensure a former Chemical Defence Establishment complied with current "Contaminated land" regulations.

Paul Nix, Debut's Core Works Director, said: "We are honoured to have won these prestigious awards from the Institution of Civil Engineers, which recognise the outstanding achievements on the Chivenor Flood Defence project and RAF Portreath Remediation scheme.

"At Debut we pride ourselves on the on the hard work and commitment of our project teams and the relationships with our Clients and supply chain partners. Recognition for the successful delivery of two diverse and complex civil engineering projects is testament to the benefits of collaborative working and the Regional Prime Contract South West."

The flood defence scheme was needed to enable the continued use of Chivenor as a Marine base. Situated on the Taw Estuary, the area is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). The scheme attracted plaudits for its environmental sensitivity, use of recycled vinyl and future proof design.