In December Northern Ireland-based McLaughlin and Harvey Ltd were awarded the contract to build £16million scheme.
Stonehaven’s Flood Protection Scheme is designed to protect homes and businesses which had previously been badly affected by flooding events in 2009 and
It is designed to provide a 0.5% chance of occurrence (1 in 200-year flood event) standard of protection, including an allowance for climate change (33% increase to 2080) and a safety margin catering for uncertainties.
A spokesperson for Aberdeenshire Council explained: “Work has begun on the Stonehaven Flood Protection Scheme as per the agreed contract with McLaughlin & Harvey. The first stage of this involves the contractor establishing a site compound, putting together various management plans and applying for environmental licences to ensure work progresses smoothly, minimising the impact on the local environment and the local community, over the next two years.”