The Port of Tyne in the UK commissioned the development of an £18M extension to the Riverside Quay facility at South Shields. The purpose was to support the growth of new wood pellet imports, increasingly used by power stations as they convert from coal to renewable fuels.  ​

Royal HaskoningDHV undertook the detailed design of the extension on behalf of Southbay Civil Engineering, who won the scheme on a Design and Construct Basis. The main contract for over 300m of quay work included extension, upgrade and renewal. ​

Our design solution adopted driven steel piles with precast units, providing efficiencies for the contractor within the tender design and construction methodology, which was instrumental in winning the tender. ​

The finished scheme provides the client with increased capacity at the site by almost 20 per cent, as up to four large cargo ships can berth simultaneously.​

Andrew Georgeson, Project Manager for Southbay Civil Engineering, said: “[The team was] professional, committed and helpful in achieving what we wanted to construct. Royal HaskoningDHV have provided a quality and professional service to myself for the delivery of such a prestigious scheme.”​

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