Liverpool continues to invest ahead of new terminal opening

  • Farrans Construction awarded £9 million contract to upgrade Gladstone Lock and construct new quay wall

Peel Ports has awarded a £9 million contract to Farrans Construction to upgrade Gladstone Lock and adjacent quayside infrastructure at the Port of Liverpool.

The improvements, which will increase efficiency for the transit of vessels within Seaforth Dock, are not expected to disrupt port operations, the UK port operator said in a statement.

Farrans Construction will be responsible for installing new fendering around the Gladstone Lock port entry and a re-ordering of quayside activities adjacent to the Royal Seaforth Container Terminal (RSCT), including the construction of a new quay wall.

Preliminary works have now commenced with completion of the full project expected towards the end of next year.

The upgrade is one of a series of investments by Peel Ports ahead of the launch of the port’s new deep water container terminal Liverpool2, which will double the port’s current container capacity and see some of the world’s largest vessels call directly at Liverpool when it opens for business in 2015.

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