Apr 11

Bentonite Lake Liner Installation at Major Wetland Restoration Project

Works on a large wetland restoration project on behalf of Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire Wildlife Trust are well underway, which involve the installation of a bentonite clay liner to seal the banks of the lake feature, which is central to the project. Work began in January 2016 to create new areas of wetland at Engine …

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Feb 23

Fen Group Go Where Others Fear to Tread!

RSPB Minsmere is probably the highest profile reserve operated by the Charity and a regular host of the BBC’s Spring Watch series of television programmes Fen Group were delighted to win a two year contract to help the RSPB improve the habitat of the reserve in order to encourage existing  Bittern numbers  to increase, and …

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Nov 30

Specialist Environmental Works Undertaken

When delicate environmental works require specialist equipment and a thorough understanding of the issues Fen Group prove again to be the obvious choice. Large scale civil engineering projects are increasingly required to invest in the environmental wellbeing of the site and surrounding areas as part of the planning conditions. On this occasion permission for the …

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Jul 13

Congratulations to Fen Group client in prestigious CIEEM Awards.

Fen Group are delighted that one of the projects we worked on has been Highly Commended at the recent Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management awards ceremony. The Great Fen Project, one of the largest restoration projects of its type in Europe, was recognised for the prestigious Best Practice Award for Large-Scale Nature Conservation, …

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May 07

Super LGP – Hydrema 922 Dump Truck Joins the Fleet

Following extensive trials over the winter in some very challenging conditions, Fen Group have decided to add the Hydrema 922 super low ground pressure dump trucks to the fleet. The unique benefits of this high capacity, low ground pressure dump truck proved invaluable in keeping wetland construction works on programme throughout an extremely  wet winter …

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May 07

Fen Group Tackle Invasive Water Weed

Fen Group has enjoyed a long working relationship with Kier Homes particularly when it comes to maintaining water features within their housing development sites. Our latest project for the award winning building company has been to remove invasive water weed which had become a problem within a community pond at Elm in Cambridgeshire.  Due to …

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Feb 15

Environmental Standards Drive Fen Group’s Plant Replacement Policy

Ever increasing industry regulation aimed at protection of the environment is challenging our customers to drive up standards and be accountable for their actions. This can be particularly pertinent to many of our clients operating in environmentally sensitive areas and around watercourses. Duty of care to the environment comes in many guises and it is …

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Dec 17

The Cutting Edge

The Fen Group have recently been undertaking nature conservation management works at a local nature reserve, using a specialist bucket.   The bucket has a row of reciprocating blades on the edge of the bucket and is powered by the excavators hydraulic system via a gearbox. The works at present involves clearing a large reed …

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Nov 17

Specialist Equipment Keeps Vital Environmental Works on Schedule.

Fen Groups continued investment in specialist low ground pressure equipment has been the key to delivering important habitat creation works on time and on budget despite this autumns deluge! As the majority of Fen Groups work takes place in environmentally sensitive areas or on high value agricultural land, the company’s philosophy has always been to …

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Sep 22

Methwold Wetland Creation Gets Underway!

After successfully completing a three year project to create one of the UK’s largest wetland habitat creation schemes at Hilgay in Norfolk, The Fen Group are very pleased to have been awarded the contract to create a similar sister scheme to Hilgay at Methwold.     Fen Group’s long history of working in challenging conditions …

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