Project Update: Felixstowe Docks

The latest project at Suffolk port involves the design and construction of 13 hectares of paved container yard directly behind berth 9. Completion of the new container yard, which will compromise 10 container blocks and allow six-high stacking, is scheduled for early 2019. The yard will ad  18,000 TRU (Twenty-foot Equivalent Unit) of stacking capacity to the 130,000 TEU already available at what is the UK’s largest container port.

Currently the Felixstowe project is working on their connecting rail network; currently the single track railway line only runs with one carriage to carry passengers to two lines. The updates will add an additional line to allow an increase in the number of trains able to run between Ipswich and Felixstowe, a new bridleway bridge and make changes to six level crossings along the line.

Alongside the rail network, the site is also constructing the main building, this will home 16 new offices, canteen facilities and a car park for the site. This is looking to be complete within the second week of April, ready for the Earth works to begin shortly after.

During the rest of the 15 month programme, VolkerFitzpatrick will be working together with fellow VolkerWessels UK business, VolkerStevin, to reclaim 3.2 hectares of seabed behind the existing finger pier. Volkerfitzpatrick’s specialist paving division will carry out the works by utilising its own paving and concrete batching plant onsite.

If you want to know more about this project and potential vacancies, chat to Rich Horsley.