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Graham selected for Port of Grimsby £25m upgrade

Graham Construction has been awarded a £25m deal to build a new roll-on/roll-off terminal on the River Humber at the Port of Grimsby.

Associated British Ports has selected Graham to design and build a new 250m approach span jetty, 195m finger pier jetty and an 80m by 30m floating pontoon with a 70m linkspan bridge connecting the pontoon and approach jetty.

The £25m investment is ABP’s largest in the Port of Grimsby to-date and the facility will primarily be used for the importation of cars from mainland Europe.

Graham Construction director Leo Martin said: “This is great news for Graham.  We have developed an enviable track record for delivering projects in the marine sector and this experience has played a major part in winning this contract.

“We will continue to seek other opportunities to deploy this expertise, while delivering this important and high profile project for ABP.”

Among the contractor’s significant marine projects around the UK to-date is the upgrade to Kennacraig Ferry Terminal and current projects at Tayinloan Ferry Terminal and Fife Energy Park.

As part of the Grimsby project, Graham will construct the jetties using driven steel tubular piles with a mixture of precast and in situ concrete decks.

The piling will be carried out during a three month window from the start of May 2012 to the end of July while the reinforced concrete pontoon will be cast in a dry dock before being floated, towed to site and installed in position.

Other elements of the scheme include 150,00 cu/m of dredging, construction of a 12,000 sq m car park and associated mechanical and electrical works.

Work is due to start on site this month and the construction programme is scheduled to last 13 months, completing in the summer of 2013.

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