UK: Peel Ports Invites Bids for Port of Heysham Dredging

Peel Ports Invites Bids for Port of Heysham Dredging

Peel Ports is seeking contractors for the Port of Heysham dredging project.

The Peel Group reveals a plan which includes dredging 36,000 cubic metres of silt from the North Quay area and dumping of the dredged silt at sea.

“Recent surveys of the harbour indicated that levels of silt adjacent to the North Quay have built up and compromise vessel access and that dredging is required to improve the berth availability,” stated the Company.

Heysham Port is the 24 hour gateway offering easy round-the-clock access for Irish Sea ferries, a diverse range of general cargo services and the response-time sensitive offshore gas supply industry.

Covering an area of 120 acres, the Port has a 91 metre wide entrance leading to a harbour 213 metres wide, 730 metres long with a minimum depth of 4.1 metres OLWS.

Located on the Lancashire coast of Morecambe Bay, close to the UK’s main West Coast M6 motorway, Heysham Port is the “easy” route to cost effective distribution.

The deadline for expressions of interest is 22 January.

Dredging Today Staff, January 11, 2012; Image: portofheysham