Tyne Dock Basin Infill and Bund Wall Works - MGL Group
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Tyne Dock Basin Infill and Bund Wall Works

Drainage | Retaining Structures | External Works | Infrastructure
Port of Tyne, South Shields

Operating within a live port environment in South Shields, we successfully completed a range of large-scale enabling works to facilitate the construction of a new £30m biomass facility at the Port of Tyne.

This complex civil and marine engineering project included the removal of a timber jetty and dock gates, bulk earthworks including mass importation of granular fill materials, and the creation of a bund wall and rock armour protection.

Surfacing was undertaken by our in house team and the material was provided by Tynedale Roadstone.

Scope of works

  • Removal of a 100+ year old timber jetty requiring highly experienced and qualified divers to cut out the existing quay.
  • Removal of 10m x 6m dock gates.
  • Import of 74,500 tonnes of fill material to infill dock structure for future use.
  • Import of 15,000 tonnes of primary and secondary rock armour to stabilise areas of erosion.
  • Drainage diversions and installations including over 200m of 1800mm diameter pipe work.
  • Installation of port headwall into River Tyne.
  • Full depth construction of new access road, car park, engineering yard, haul road, and vehicle wash area.
  • Street lighting installation.
  • CCTV ducting including draw pit installation.
  • Vehicle Restraint System (VRS) and mooring bollard installation.

Early Contractor Involvement eliminated 4,500 wagon movements and 270,000 miles of travel. A 3 week programme saving was delivered through the direct import and fill from a stone company in the Netherlands. We used a conveyer belt system on supply boats to ship materials directly to their desired location.

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