The Port of Dover has been successful in securing a consultancy role to guide the future development of three ports
The Port of Dover, alongside international partners Mott MacDonald and Buchan Group has signed a contract with Taiwan International Ports Corporation Ltd (TIPC) to guide the future development of three TIPC managed ports.
Beating of stiff competition, the partners received support from the British Trade & Cultural Office (UKTI) in Taiwan to seal the deal.
Director of the BTCO, Chris Wood said: “This is a great boost to Britain’s international reputation in port planning and with such a strong partnership evident between Mott MacDonald, Buchan Group and the Port of Dover, goes to show that with the right expertise and our support, the UK can play a major role in global maritime affairs.”
The contract focuses on master planning activities for the ports of Keelung, Kaohsiung and Anping in order to promote domestic and international transport and tourism services. This will include the construction and modernisation of passenger terminal facilities.
Glen Curry from Mott MacDonald said: “This is a very exciting contract to have won and with the specialist skills and experience of the Port of Dover supporting our port planning and engineering expertise, we are confident we can plan great things for Taiwan’s ports.”
The partners will conduct research and analysis on the location and characteristics of all three ports in order to decide what direction best suits each development.
A series of high quality positions will be created to deal with the expanding consultancy work load both internally and externally.
Tim Waggott, Chief Executive at the Port of Dover, said: “This is a fantastic achievement for the Port team, its partners, and for the global reputation of the British maritime industry.
“Moreover, it gives our staff an incredible platform for career development and reflects the vision that we have for our community in providing new and inspiring opportunities.”