The Isle of Man Government’s Department of Infrastructure (DoI), Ports Division commissioned Royal HaskoningDHV to carry out a detailed review of a master plan for the Port of Douglas.

In order to better understand the drivers behind the various schemes included within the master plan our Sector Director for Vehicle and Passenger Terminals. Tim Davies, visited the Government office to meet with key staff in November 2016.

As the port comprises several quays and berths for various activities it was decided that the review would be split into sections to mirror the quays and berths.

The harbour was divided into seven separate areas A to G, and a detailed drawing was prepared for each location analysing the following:
  • Benefits
  • Berth/quay upgrades and fendering
  • Future berth loading capacities
  • Dredging requirements
  • Illustrative drawing of various vessels mooring
  • Pier upgrade and likely costs
  • Benefits of a new linkspan for Victoria Pier
  • Possible pontoon configuration to cruise tender berth
  • Possible upgrade of King Edward Pier structure

The project outcome was a detailed report and supporting drawings that was submitted to the Isle of Man Government to consider their options going forward. For each schemed development a construction cost was prepared with an upper and lower bound limit so that the Treasury Department could compile a CAPEX budget. Royal HaskoningDHV continue to support the Client with any technical queries or issues.