Special Award for London Gateway

London Gateway will be the UK’s first 21st Century major deep-sea container port and Europe’s largest logistics park London Gateway will be the UK’s first 21st Century major deep-sea container port and Europe’s largest logistics park

DP World London Gateway Port and Logistics Park received a Special Award for Engineering and Contribution to London’s Economy from the Institute of Civil Engineers (ICE) this week.

The annual ICE London Civil Engineering Awards celebrate outstanding engineering achievement. The Awards were held at the home of the Institution of Civil Engineers in Westminster and were judged by an expert panel from within the world of civil engineering.

Owned and operated by DP World and situated on the north bank of the River Thames, London Gateway Port and Logistics Park will provide deep-sea shipping access to the largest consumer markets in the UK.

The new port, integrated with Europe’s largest logistics park, was recognised at the ceremony for its contribution to the London economy, which includes the creation of 36,000 jobs in the UK, 12,000 of which will be permanent positions at the port and logistics park.

The judges recognised the role engineers have played in designing and realising London Gateway, saying: “Engineering has underpinned this development, which will have a major impact upon the economy and bring sustainability benefits”.

Specifically designed and engineered to make UK supply chains more sustainable, London Gateway is a deep-water port which is closer to consumers and major hubs of distribution so goods will not have to travel as far in future in supply chains.

Andrew Bowen, London Gateway’s Engineering Director said: “Receiving this prestigious accolade is a great reward and incentive for all those who have been involved in this incredible engineering project to date. We are committed to the success of this project and we are all looking forward to London Gateway’s opening in Q4 this year.”

Latest Press Releases

Dutch Police Patrol Vessel christened at Damen Shipyards Gorinchem

On November 29, the christening of a patrol ship for the Dutch National Police took place at Damen S... Read more

Damen and VSTEP Simulation in joint venture to establish simulation research laboratory

Damen Shipyards Group and VSTEP Simulation, a leading provider of training simulation technology, ha... Read more

70 years of business at Damen Shiprepair Oranjewerf

28 November 2019: Damen Shiprepair Oranjewerf is celebrating 70 years of delivering repair, maintena... Read more

Jongen deploys Damen InvaSave for the Port of Hamburg

Mobile ballast water treatment system will protect the Elbe from invasive Species Read more


The SMS Group, one of the country’s leading ship repairers and marine engineering services providers... Read more

Damen Oskarshamnsvarvet signs EPC contract with Swedish Coastguard

Damen Oskarshamnsvarvet has signed an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract with ... Read more

View all