Back row from left: Alastair Bell, Teesport ; Richard Parsons, Royal Haskoning; Tim Barrick, Hall Construction; Richard Coackley, ICE President ; Brennig Davis, WSP Group; Barnaby Coulson, Royal Haskoning and Paul Wright, Hall Construction. Front Row from left: Jeremy Wells, WSP Group and Peter Wood of Teesport
PD Ports’ container terminal at Middlesbrough has won a major award.
The annual Robert Stephenson Awards are presented by the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) North-east to recognise the excellent engineering projects in the region.
The judges applauded the partnering and teamwork in delivering the project with minimal disruption and maximum benefit to PD Ports.
They said: “This is a project which demonstrated the benefits of a whole team approach from inception to delivery and which successfully provided a greatly improved facility without disruption to a working port.”
The works at TCT2 (Teesport Container Terminal 2), which began in January last year, involved the complete reconstruction of over five hectares of terminal area with new heavy duty paving designed to withstand the increased loads from the container stacks, as well as the installation of four new Rubber Tyre Gantry cranes (RTGs) and the implementation of a new terminal operating system.
This was the first phase of expanding Teesport’s container terminal capacity to 450,000 TEU (Twenty Foot Equivalent Unit) from 235,000 TEU. The £16.7m investment positions Teesport as the second largest container port in the North of the UK.
David Robinson, Group Chief Executive Officer of PD Ports, said: We are delighted to see the project team win the award. The work was successfully completed on schedule, within budget and most importantly the work was carried out whilst we were still operating the terminal without any disruption to our customers. This is very much deserved for the project team”
Stephen Hall, Managing Director of Hall Construction Services, said: “We are proud to win this prestigious award for the first time and it is a well deserved reward to all the project team involved.”
The contractor was Hall Construction Services Ltd, working alongside WSP Group and Royal Haskoning for PDP.
PD Ports has recently been awarded the ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems (EMS) certification, one of the first UK ports businesses to achieve this qualification.
The accreditation covers the company’s standards of analysis, procedures, training and legal compliance evaluations.
Russ McCallion, PD Ports’ Human Resources Director, said: “This is an outstanding achievement, and huge credit goes to our team of Environmental Champions.”