ARNHEM, The Netherlands, January 30 /PRNewswire/ -- ARCADIS (EURONEXT: ARCAD), the international consultancy, design and engineering company, has announced today that it has been awarded an $8.8 million work order from the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD). Building on its reputation as a global expert on water management issues, this SFWMD project is the largest work order currently awarded under the General Engineer Professional Services Contract for Civil and Structural Engineering.

The objective of this work assignment is to assist and support District staff in the execution and implementation of various programs and projects that include:

- The Structures Inspection Program - The Canal Conveyance Capacity Program - The Bridge Service Program - Development and Maintenance of Engineering Standards - Engineering and Technical Support - Environmental Permitting - Construction and Project Management

The SFWMD is responsible for water supply and quality, flood control, and natural resources protection throughout 16 counties that encompass 18,000 square miles in the central and southern regions of Florida. The SFWMD operates and maintains approximately 2,000 miles of canals and levees, 60 pumping stations, and 500 major water control structures.

The work ARCADIS is doing for the SFWMD enhances both man-made and natural environments, creates exceptional value for ARCADIS clients, opportunities for our staff, and benefits the South Florida community and its thousands of visitors not only today, but far into the future, said Bill Lynch, ARCADIS Area Manager.


ARCADIS is an international company providing consultancy, design, engineering and management services in the field of infrastructure, environment and buildings. We aim to enhance mobility, sustainability and quality of life by creating balance in the built and natural environment. ARCADIS develops, designs, implements, maintains and operates projects for companies and governments. With more than 14,000 employees and more than EUR 1.7 billion in gross revenue, the company has an extensive international network that is supported by strong local market positions.


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