Huge Humber projects are now top of the ports

By Grimsby Telegraph | Posted: 19 Jun 2017

TWO major Humber ports projects have been shortlisted at the 30th British Construction Industry Awards 2017.

Immingham Renewable Fuel Terminal and Green Port Hull have both been named in the Major Civil Engineering Project of the Year category, taking in schemes over £50 million.

The event recognises and rewards excellence in project delivery, design, construction and delivering outcomes for society.

Both have been brought forward by Associated British Ports with national construction firm Graham.

Immingham Renewable Fuels Terminal is a £130 million investment, involving the design and construction of the world's largest facility for importing, storing and onward transfer of renewable fuels.

In a joint venture with Lagan Construction, Graham performed the design and construction of the works at Green Port Hull for the end user Siemens' off shore wind turbine manufacturing facilities. The scheme included infilling one third of Hull's Alexandra Dock with 780,000 cubic metres of material and reclaiming 7.5 hectares of the river to create a new 650m quay wall, which can accommodate three offshore wind installation vessels.

 Green Port Hull under construction on the North Bank

Judges will visit both sites and carry out rigorous interviews as part of the selection process. The results will be announced at a gala awards dinner in London in October.

Ian Schofield, group head of asset management at ABP, said: "We are delighted to hear that Graham has been shortlisted by the British Construction Industry for the design and delivery of two major projects for ABP.

"The company's work on the Immingham Renewable Fuel Terminal, and its joint venture with Lagan at Green Port Hull, would both certainly be worthy winners for the excellent way in which these projects were managed. We wish teams from both companies the very best of luck at the awards ceremony."

The Siemens site not only manufactures the huge blades, but it is used as an assembly base for turbine towers and nacelles. Immingham's facility, with the towering silos as the new element of the skyline, feeds Drax Power Station.

Leo Martin, executive director at Graham, said: "We're really pleased to be shortlisted at the BCI Awards, which is a prestigious and highly recognised awards ceremony. To be shortlisted twice is a credit to our planning, design and project teams, which on both of these projects have demonstrated professionalism, collaboration and a dedication to completing the work to the highest standards.

"ABP is one of our key clients which we have an excellent relationship with, and so to be shortlisted for two projects with them is fantastic. We have enjoyed working with them on several schemes and look forward to further collaborations in future. Both of the shortlisted projects have been high-profile civil engineering schemes which will play a key role in generation of renewable energy. "We are incredibly proud to have been shortlisted for these awards and we look forward to the judges' visit and awards ceremony in October."

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