Last month saw an important milestone for a major reconstruction project involving Royal HaskoningDHV. A topping out ceremony marked the completion of the second phase of the redevelopment of Teesport No.1 Quay, part of PD Ports.
PD Teesport is the UK’s third largest port by volume, and the reconstruction of No.1 Quay has created 550 metres of deep water quay, now one of the deepest water facilities in the UK.Royal HaskoningDHV attended the topping out ceremony, alongside former deputy Prime Minister Lord Heseltine who formally declared the quay ‘open for business’ during the ceremony. The event attracted substantial positive attention from local media.
Royal HaskoningDHV have had a heavy involvement with this £35million reconstruction project for a number of years. Initially the company provided technical services to the Port, completing a feasibility study, followed by the preparation of design and construct tender documentation which included an illustrative design.
Following the appointment of Principal Contractor (McLaughlin and Harvey), Royal HaskoningDHV were awarded contract management and site supervision roles.
Phase 1 of the reconstruction commenced on site in May 2014 and was completed largely on time and to budget in June 2015. The next phase started in July 2015, and is due for completion in March 2016.
The project has been supported by a number of staff within various UK offices and is a great demonstration of how Royal HaskoningDHV works across its business lines.