Investments in Port of Lowestoft Development Pay Off

A £4.5 million investment into Lowestoft’s Town Quay is reaping benefits as larger vessels servicing the offshore wind sector are now able to make use of the reconstructed facility, according to Associated British Ports (ABP).

Town Quay at the Port of Lowestoft was reconstructed last year by ABP, making it stronger, deeper and suitable to support the offshore wind and renewable energy industry.

This includes allowing larger vessels to pass through the Bascule Bridge and take advantage of the deep water berth.

The port recently welcomed Wilchief 1, an offshore support vessel which arrived at Lowestoft for a diving inspection.

ABP Short Sea Ports Director, Andrew Harston, said: “The successful arrival of the Wilchief 1 at the Port of Lowestoft clearly demonstrates the skill of our marine team in handling large vessels through the Bascule Bridge and, more importantly, handling such modern offshore support vessels which are ideally suited to Town Quay and is why ABP invested in its reconstruction.”

The 78m long vessel, with a draught of 5.2m, was safely navigated by ABP’s marine team through Town Quay and into the port where divers carried out their operations.

 

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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews (www.portnews.ru) holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

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Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

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