The Port of Tilbury received development consent from the Secretary of State for Transport yesterday to build Tilbury2 – a new multi million pound port terminal adjacent to the current 930 acre site in Thurrock, on the outskirts of Greater London.
With construction scheduled to start in a matter of weeks, the privately funded port Tilbury2 will be built on a site covering in excess of 150 acres, which was part of the location of the former Tilbury Power Station.
“When operational in Spring 2020, Tilbury2 will be the UK’s largest unaccompanied ferry port and the country’s biggest construction processing hub, with AEO-trusted trader status,” said Forth Ports Limited in their latest release.
Construction of the port, which will include a new rail and road connection, deep water jetty and pontoon, will bring the project cost to in excess of £200 million.
The tender process for a contractor to complete this build has been completed and an announcement will be made shortly, said Forth Ports Limited.