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The Bulletin - Winter 2015



Simon Cooke, Managing Director, 6 Alpha Associates


Hello and welcome to the third edition of the 6 Alpha Associates Bulletin. Published once a quarter, the intention of our company newsletter is to help promote and share wider best practice and to highlight some of the activity that my team continue to undertake when managing special project risks. In this edition we’re focusing primarily on the work of our onshore team, which is headed by former Royal Navy clearance diver Robin Rickard.





6 Alpha Lunch Summit

Event Review: The 2nd 6 Alpha Associates Summit


Developed exclusively for project and special risk managers, these bi-annual invitation-only initiatives provide a platform through which market participants can gather together to share and discuss industry information and market developments, to enhance future industry best practice.





Thames Tideway

Thames Tideway: Managing the UXO risk


When construction completes, the Thames Tideway will add much needed capacity to the exiting London sewerage network, significantly reducing the amount of untreated sewage that enters the river every year.  However, managing a £4.2bn large-scale infrastructure project in London presents significant logistical challenges, not least when it comes to avoiding the risk of uncovering unexploded ordnance, beneath the capital’s streets.





Media Highlight

Media Highlights: 6 Alpha Associates on the BBC


Following the discovery of an unexploded World War Two bomb in Bethnal Green in early August, 6 Alpha’s Robin Rickard gave his perspective on the risk management considerations of such an encounter to BBC London news. This interview was followed by an in-depth feature in BBC Future in September, for which Simon Cooke provided comment.






Announcement: 6 Alpha Associates and Atkins Partner on 3 Offshore Projects


6 Alpha Associates, the strategic advisor for managing high risk offshore initiatives, has announced that it has partnered with design, engineering and project management consultancy, Atkins, to provide offshore UXO risk assessment ahead of the geotechnical surveys prior to the construction of 3 major offshore UK windfarms.