Poole quay development near completion
Construction work is close to completion on Poole Harbour’s GB£10m development South Quay.
South Quay, due to be operational from January 2018, will provide longer and deeper facilities to enable the port to continue to continue its commercial development.
The Business Magazine reported that Jim Stewart, Poole Harbour Commisioners (PHC’s) chief executive, said: “Progress has been well managed and serves as a testament to the skilled contractors involved.
“This expansion is essential to competing on a grander shipping scale and opens the doors to a greater variety of customers coming to Poole Harbour in the future.
“We are confident Poole will become a key port for cruise companies in the coming years.”
The 200m long x 40m wide deepwater quay will be over 9m in depth and able to provide accommodation for vessels up to 200m in length, said The Business Magazine.
BAM Nuttall, was appointed as the main contractor by PHC to oversee the seven-year project.
Construction of the new quay required 1,700 tons of steel piles, all delivered by sea, reported The Business Magazine.
150,000 cubic metres of sand material was used during development, with reclamation fill taken directly from the port’s maintenance dredging scheme.
Repair work took place at Poole Bridge, which removed the need for additional congestion through road deliveries and enabled the use of a ‘waste’ product in the construction, said The Business Magazine.
The South Quay development is part of the port’s Master Plan, published in 2013.
By Rebecca Jeffrey
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