Tilbury2, the infrastructure project, involves the construction of a new multi-million pound port terminal on land at the former Tilbury Power Station at the north bank of the River Thames
The first concrete pour in the construction of a new RoRo terminal at Tilbury2 took place on Friday 21 June 2019.
Once complete, the RoRo terminal area, covering 220,000m2, the equivalent of over 30 football pitches, will operate freight ferries to Europe and facilitate the transportation of trailers and containers.
It will also accommodate a single storey, rail-served warehouse, which will replace the existing “Maritime” terminal warehouse. To ensure the successful completion of this initial phase, we have constructed a concrete batching plant on site.
This temporary facility will lead to a more efficient process and help to reduce construction traffic on the neighbouring public roads.
Thomas Craven, Graham contracts manager, said: “Tilbury2 is a major infrastructure project, and one of the most significant port schemes that we have ever undertaken at Graham.
“This is a complex project on a vast scale, with a range of different elements. We are responsible for two sizeable packages (Terrestrial and Marine), and with a challenging 94-week programme we have to be very efficient throughout every phase.
“I’m particularly satisfied with the progress we have made since the beginning on site in March 2019. The first concrete pour was another important milestone, and when you analyse the quantities of materials involved, you get a real sense of the magnitude of Tilbury2.”
In mid-March, our specially commissioned 250tn crawler crane completed the offloading of 800tn of sheet piles, materials required for the Construction Materials and Aggregates Terminal (CMAT) berth cut off the wall (approximately 300m long).
Demonstrating our innovative approach, the first sheet piles were then installed in April using a Graham designed, bespoke floating piling gate.