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Llyn Tegid: Ongoing reservoir safety works on Wales's largest natural lake

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Date
21 September 2022
Time
18:30 - 19:30 BST (GMT+1)
Location
Online
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Overview

Llyn Tegid is located in the Snowdonia National Park and is Wales' largest natural lake measuring 5 miles long and half a mile at its widest point. Part of the Dee Regulation Scheme and of international importance, Llyn Tegid plays a vital role in regulating flows and flood attenuation whilst offering a haven for people and wildlife.

Registered as a large-raised reservoir with 3km of embankments protecting the town of Bala, Llyn Tegid can hold over 21 million cubic metres of water when full, the equivalent of 8,400 Olympic sized swimming pools. Following recommendations by the All-Reservoirs Panel Engineer (ARPE), large-scale safety works are currently underway by Natural Resources Wales (NRW) to make sure Llyn Tegid remains safe from extreme weather in the long term.

This presentation is to hear the latest from site including from the client NRW, the contractor William Hughes Civil Engineering Ltd and the designer Binnies UK Ltd. The speakers will cover the engineering principles in play, the challenges overcome and the wider social and environmental benefits being delivered for the community. Working under stringent regulatory deadlines and with a risk of criminal, civil and reputational consequences, the speakers will highlight the importance of team ethos and maximising opportunities in programme efficiency and minimising carbon. The speakers will finish with a look ahead to works being completed throughout the remainder of 2022.

Speakers

Andrew Basford

Andrew Basford

Natural Resources Wale

Civil Engineering Project Manager

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Andrew Basford

Andrew is a Civil Engineering Project Manager working for Natural Resources Wales. Andrew is an Incorporated Engineer with over 12 years’ experience in the water engineering industry. Responsible for the delivery of the Llyn Tegid project, Andrew leads the ongoing engagement with stakeholders and is focused on certification of the works by Qualified Civil Engineer, Dr Andy Hughes appointed under the Reservoirs Act. Andrew has worked on reservoir engineering projects since 2017. 

Ben Studham

Ben Studham

Binnies UK Ltd

chartered civil engineer

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Ben Studham

Ben is a Chartered Civil Engineer with over 7 years’ experience delivering Water, Reservoir and Flood Impact/Resilience Schemes. Ben works within the water utilities team at Binnies UK Ltd for a variety of clients on projects in the UK and Hong Kong. Ben was the lead civil designer for the outline and detailed design stages of the Llyn Tegid Project.

Andrew Hughes

Andrew Hughes

William Hughes (Civil Engineering) Ltd

contracts manager

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Andrew Hughes

Andrew is a Contracts / Framework Manager working for William Hughes Civil Engineering Ltd. Andrew has over 25-years’ experience of working on wide ranging civil engineering projects within the water engineering industry. Andrew has been involved with the Llyn Tegid project from the middle of 2021, providing early contractor involvement and support through to costing, programming and now project delivery.

For more information please contact:

Eleanor Kelman