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London Gateway port work steams ahead to meet 2013 target

The London Gateway port project was this week steaming ahead on diaphragm walling for the new quay wall with the sections for the first berth of three now complete.

Site workers are having to face challenges on site including high winds — work was temporarily suspended overnight and could be suspended during today as high winds buffeted cranes lowering steel reinforcements into the waterside diaphragm wall, Laing O’Rourke section engineer Guy Brearey said.

Regardless of the challenges developer DP World announced that construction on this first phase of the port, that will see three berths completed and two operating, will be finished by the end of 2013.

The 49m-deep by 1.5m-wide wall is being constructed in 6.5m sections for the seaward part of the wall. A second 27m-deep and 800mm-wide rear anchor diaphragm wall is also being constructed (behind the front wall) that will be connected by tie beams to support the waterside diaphragm wall.

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