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Award Ceremony: Queen's Award for Enterprise



Queen's Award for Enterprise: International Trade 2011

CARES are proud to announce receipt of the Queen's Award for Enterprise: International Trade 2011

CARES has doubled turnover in the last three years on the back of strong international and UK growth. With new offices in Nigeria and Ghana CARES continues to expand both in the UK and overseas.

In the last three years CARES has carried out assignments in over fifteen countries. Projects range from gold mines in the Siberian tundra, through port expansion in Nigeria, to hydro power schemes in the Highlands of Scotland.

CARES success is down to the cost effective delivery of integrated and sustainable services through a core of experienced engineers and environmental scientists and a reservoir of retained international experts. This enables us to provide innovative solutions to our clients’ problems.

With our current high level of inquiries and forward orders, CARES looks forward to continued growth in the coming years.

Further information on the Queen's Award for Enterprise


Tailings Dam and New Spillway, Burkina Faso

At present CARES are actively involved in a number of projects for Avocet Mining in Burkina Faso. Most recent is the design of a labyrinth spillway that offers a cost effective design plan, that provides a low maintenance solution and minimises construction materials required. In addition to this, CARES are currently designing the final deposition plan for the mine’s current Tailings Management Facility (TMF) which is approaching the end of its operational lifespan. We are also providing on-site supervision for the implementation of both the design of new spillway and the TMF.


Oil and Gas Summit, Accra, Ghana

CARES Ghana Ltd exhibited at the Oil and Gas Summit in the Ghana National Conference Centre in Accra between 12th and 14th April.

Our range of locally based engineering and environmental services generated a great deal of interest from visitors and led to a number of very promising inquiries from both National and International players in the oil and gas sector.

Our stand was also attended by representatives of the UK Met Office who are offering specialist forecast and weather risk assessment through our regional offices.


Renewable Energy Scotland - Hydropower
Loch Tearnait, Rannock and Ederline Hydropower Schemes

CARES Ltd is currently working closely with Hydroplan Ltd of Wimborne on the development of a series of mini hydropower projects in the Scottish Highlands. CARES involvement includes ground investigations, advice and supervision of foundation grouting and safety review under the Reservoir Act.


Andrew Sheerman-Chase (Director) joined a delegation of engineers from UK and Switzerland to the stricken area of Northern Albania.

Severe flooding had occurred due to an unprecedented series of events. Heavy snow had fallen on the mountains in December and January 2010 followed by a sudden thaw. The floods had resulted in 4,000 people being evacuated and some 20,000 threatened. At the meeting with the Prime Minister, Dr Berisha, Mr Sheerman-Chase outlined a three stage plan to overcome the problems. Dr Berisha expressed his gratitude to the team and said he and his government were anxious to resolve the serious situation.

CARES have been awarded the design and supervision of shore protection works at Ndoni, Rivers State, Nigeria. Dr. Nyirenda has undertaken a walk-over survey of the site and a desk study is currently in progress.

January 2010.


Bonny River Feasibility Study, Nigeria

CARES have been commissioned to undertake a feasibility study to optimise the dredging requirement along 32 kilometres of the Bonny River to Port Harcourt, increasing the present navigable depth from less than -8.5m to -10.5m. For Bonny Channel Company


Geotechnical Investigation, Buchanan, Liberia

CARES are undertaking a near shore investigation to determine the founding parameters for jetties and other structures off the Port of Buchanan, and assess the dredgability of the bed material to allow for deep draft vessels. For Mittal Steel Liberia


Flood Management Study – Prut Barlad, Romania

CARES Limited have been commissioned to provide specialist services to Hyda Consultants on the Prut Barlad scheme in North Eastern Romania. This area suffers from significant flooding due to local meteorological conditions. CARES Limited are providing specialist services involved in the 80 dams within the project area, including the Stanca Dam on the border with Moldova. Technical input includes the review of the operation of the dams for flood management and performance of the spillways to include within the flood model study.


Investigation of Quay Wall Stability, NIPCO, Apapa, Lagos

CARES Limited have been commissioned by Nigerian Petroleum Company to carry out a study into the stability of the present facilities in connection with the deepening of the Channel. The work includes Geotechnical Investigations both on land and off-shore and an analysis of the stability of the sheet pile walls. This contract is currently ongoing.