Boskalis Part of Dover Western Docks Revival Project

The first stage of the Port of Dover’s flagship Dover Western Docks Revival (DWDR) development project is now officially underway.

The port recently appointed VSBW, a joint venture between VolkerStevin and Boskalis Westminster, to deliver the marine structures and bridge works.

With a contract value of £115 million, this stage will include the design and construction of two new berths including quay walls and land reclamation, a new marina pier, the marina curve, navigation channel and new lock gates, bascule bridge and capital dredging work.

According to the port, the revival of the western part of the port estate supports the developing destination agenda for Dover, being identified as the key catalyst for the wider regeneration of area. It will deliver valuable employment opportunities both during construction and on completion of the new cargo facility.

Tim Waggott, Chief Executive, Port of Dover, said: “We are moving ever closer to significantly increasing the local economic benefit derived from the port through a host of new job opportunities for local people and a transformed waterfront experience that Dover Western Docks Revival will provide.”

Already, together with our contractors, we are beginning to generate opportunities by working with local suppliers and skills providers to maximize the local benefits throughout the construction phase. What a great way to start the new year,” added Tim Waggott.

Rob Coupe, Managing Director at VolkerStevin, said: “We are delighted to be awarded the contract by the Port of Dover to design and build this stage of the Dover Western Docks Revival. Our extensive experience in managing complex marine projects leaves us well qualified to deliver this significant scheme.’’

Under the deal, Boskalis Westminster will undertake dredging, reclamation and compaction work.

Paul de Jong, Managing Director of Boskalis Westminster Ltd, said: “We look forward to bringing our UK and international experience of dredging and related works to this prestigious, nationally and locally significant infrastructure project and renewing our long association with the Port of Dover.

Following key enabling works, this major phase of the construction program is set to begin within the next few weeks and is scheduled to be completed at the end of 2018.

 

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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. 

The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

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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To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

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