The completion of the Tilbury 2 Design & Build Project marked a significant milestone in the expansion of the Port of Tilbury, London. Located on the north bank of the river Thames, this £106M project was categorised as a ‘Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project’ under the Planning Act 2008 due to the quantity of goods that can be exported/imported from the Port. The new development comprises;
- A Roll-on/Roll-off (RO/RO) terminal for the import and export of containers and trailers, and
- A Construction Materials and Aggregates Terminal (‘CMAT’) for the handling and processing of bulk construction materials.
The facility was designed to accommodate vessels with a capacity of over 96,000 deadweight tonnage (carrying capacity) and length up to 250m. The Marine Works included;
- 57.5m long linkspan with associated piled bankseat structure,
- 55m x 45m floating pontoon with associated 2.4m diameter steel tubular restraint piles,
- Dredge pocket sheet pile cut-off wall to facilitate a 77,000m3 capital dredge and,
- 15No. berthing and mooring dolphins, including a 30m long articulated walkway
Doran Consulting was appointed by Principal Contractor GRAHAM as the Lead Designer for the permanent and temporary Marine Works.
The facility is operated by Forth Ports in partnership with P&O and currently services the Tilbury-Zeebrugge freight route bringing vital supplies to the UK.
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