According to the Construction Enquirer, the European Investment Bank has agreed to provide almost half the finance for a new £300m deep-water container terminal at the Port of Liverpool.
This developnet project is currently out to tender with construction due to start next year and be completed by 2015.
The project details
- Construction work will include a new 854 metre quay wall, the in-filling of the newly created land-mass, the dredging of a new 16.5 metre deep berthing pocket adjacent to the quay wall, the installation of ship to shore quay cranes and modern cantilever rail mounted gantry cranes and associated supporting infrastructure works,
- Work on the quay wall will require 30,000 metres3 of concrete, 15,000 metres of steel piles and 6,100 metres of new crane rails,
- Dredging of the berthing pocket will remove around one million cubic metres of material from the Mersey and almost three million cubic metres of infill material will be required to create the new container area.
World Maritime News Staff, August 2, 2012; Image: MerseyDocks