Peel Ports task BMT subsidiaries with specialised studies into impact of larger vessels
BMT has completed a series of studies for the Port of Liverpool’s new Seaforth Liverpool 2 (L2) Container Terminal Construction, which promises to bring 5,000 new jobs to the area.
The new facility will provide capability for a further half a million containers, taking the UK port’s total annual capacity to approximately two million TEU.
BMT subsidiary companies, BMT ARGOSS and BMT Isis were commissioned by Peel Ports to carry out a number of specialist studies to identify and assess the associated impacts of introducing larger vessels of up to 13,500 TEU to the proposed L2 development. This included analysis of the associated traffic and safety management issues, as well as the operability of the new terminal and to provide a conceptual design of the required mooring system. Manoeuvring simulations and studies into the wave and water level conditions were also carried out.
“BMT expedited the study on a short lead time and programme, to provide information fundamental to the detailed design of the Terminal,” said head of design Liverpool 2, Hugh Addison.
“Liverpool 2 is subject to 10-metre tides and a wide range of vessels need to be accommodated in a defined footprint, but BMT overcame the technical challenges with enthusiasm and flair.”
“Although the work was carried out remotely, their understanding of our requirements was absolute and the deliverables met the high standards that I have come to expect from working with BMT in different corners of the world.”