Van Oord and BAM Nuttall awarded £75 million Liverpool2 contract

  • Joint venture a ‘significant milestone in the delivery of the Liverpool2 project’

BAM Nuttall and Van Oord, under a joint venture, have been awarded a £75 million contract by Peel Ports as part of its £300 million in-river terminal project Liverpool2.

Due to open in 2015, Liverpool2 will enable container ships from around the world to connect directly with the northern half of the UK and Ireland, handling an estimated 4 million TEU annually.

The joint venture will see BAM Nuttall responsible for the quay wall design, crane rails, and the construction of an 854-metre quay wall, whilst aiding in the installation of ship-to-shore (STS) crane rails, supporting infrastructure works and the build of new roads, surfacing and perimeter fencing. Meanwhile, Dutch-based Van Oord will dredge soft materials using a combination of Van Oord’s water injection dredging technique and backhoe dredger Goliath – Europe’s largest backhoe

“The appointment of the BAM Nuttall / Van Oord JV for this crucial package of work represents a significant milestone in the delivery of the Liverpool2 project,” said Peel Ports’ programme director, Douglas Coleman.

“The joint venture secured the package of work amidst an intense environment of competition.”

“We are delighted to be working with the joint venture on this complex and challenging aspect of the project.”


To read an exclusive article written by Douglas Coleman, which discussing the Liverpool2 project in more than detail, download the latest edition of Port Technology by clicking here

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