Following the preliminary work carried out at the end of 2016, Jenkins Marine and BAM Nuttall are making good progress on the £10 million quayside construction development in Poole, the South Quay Project.
According to Jenkins, the company has provided specialized and highly maneuverable workboats to move the large crane barge being used for piling operations.
“This is usually a 2 x boat operation, using STOUR and FROME, and supervised by experienced Jenkins Marine operatives positioning the pontoon to within half a meter accuracy,” the company said.
The new quay will need approximately 1,800 tons of steel piles, all of which will be delivered by sea.
Jenkins Marine vessels are also involved in more general support services including the supply of storage pontoons (36m x 10m JML36 and 35m x 10m JML35), providing assistance with demolition work for existing structures, dredging, etc.
Jim Stewart, PHC’s Chief Executive said: “This is an important step forward in the expansion of the Port. It means we will be able to accommodate vessels up to 220 meters long in a variety of different sectors including yacht transportation, bulk cargo, short sea containers and project cargo. As a result, we expect to see up to a 50% increase in tonnage in cargo across the quays.”
The project, which is due for completion by the end of 2017, will ensure that the port remains competitive with facilities that can accommodate a much wider range of shipping and marine activities.