U.K.-based bridge steel bridge manufacturer Mabey & Johnson Ltd., Reading, pleaded guilty on July 10 to corrupt practices in Jamaica and Ghana between 1993 and 2001, and also of breaking United Nations’ sanctions over trading with Iraq in 2001-2002. The company is the first to be prosecuted in the U.K. for corruption overseas, according to Serious Fraud Office, the prosecutor. Mabey & Johnson, which supplies small to medium size prefabricated modular bridges, was committed to sentencing by the Crown Court later this summer. The firm volunteered evidence of corruption to the authorities last year following its own internal investigation in
Arch dams, classically curved monoliths situated in narrow valleys, are not as common as other types of dams, such as embankment dams and gravity dams. ENR takes a look at some of the biggest arch dams in the world, both completed and under construction.