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Essex port launches £90M expansion deals

Port of Tilbury 2

Two civils contracts worth a combined £90M have been put to market by the Port of Tilbury in Essex.

The deals - covering a range of works both on and offshore - are part of the £1bn Tilbury 2 expansion scheme.

Tilbury 2 is a port terminal proposed on the disused Tilbury Power Station site 1km east of the existing 44ha port. The Port of Tilbury London has already purchased 62ha of land for the expansion, which includes a deep water jetty.

Now a £65M terrestrial works contract has been announced, covering all construction landside of an existing sea wall. This includes new rail facilities, relocation of an existing railhead; a bridge link and highway works; a roll-on, roll-off ship terminal; and enabling works for a construction materials and aggregates terminal.

The £25M marine works contract comprises all works within the tidal estuary but beyond the sea wall. This covers a floating pontoon; an articulated bridge; fenders; dolphins and associated pilings; river bed preparation; and the construction of a materials and aggregates terminal berth.

Contractors have until 30 April 2018 to register their interest in the deals.

An application for a development consent order for the broader development was made in October and will be determined early next year.

Highways England last year appointed Atkins to provide spatial planning services for the roads around the docks.




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