London Gateway Port is a world-class container port and logistics park on the former Shell oil refinery site on the north bank of the River Thames. The port currently consists of three berths and associated automated container handling and storage facilities.
Due to increasing container trade and container vessel visits, the current port development had reached capacity and the quay needed to be extended and a fourth berth created.
Works included the construction of a new 430m tubular piled quay wall, which was designed to tie into the end of the existing berth 3 and to allow the future construction of berth 5. As well as landside container terminal infrastructure. The new ship to shore cranes will run on crane rails mounted on the front quay wall cope beam and a rear piled crane support beam.
The project was delivered within a live port environment with berth 1 to 3 directly adjacent to the site in use on a 24-7 basis, with some of the world’s largest container vessels in operation and ongoing landside operations.