Teesworks new quay almost ready for action

A vital new quay on the south bank of the River Tees is set to be operational in early summer 2024 for the Teesworks industrial development, after the completion of a multi-million-pound investment program.

Photo courtesy of Teesworks

Building work on the first 450-metre phase of the South Bank Heavy Lift Quay is now complete – with 30,000 tonnes of concrete poured into its construction.

A total of around £114 million has been invested into the quay. The UK Infrastructure Bank provided a loan of £107m to Tees Valley Combined Authority to support this activity.

Combined with the recently completed South Bank Link Road, the quay will help serve SeAH Wind’s huge £650m monopile manufacturing facility, which is currently under construction immediately to the south of the quay.

With its deep-water capabilities and substantial storage, the quay will offer direct access for SeAH’s monopiles to be shipped out to offshore wind farms in the North Sea.

The deep-water quay, which has taken two years to build by UK contractor GRAHAM will offer at least 13.6 meters of depth for vessels at any state of the tide.