Tag Archives: Marine

Change of procurement plan puts Portland Port expansion on track


Alternative procurement has allowed a major investment in Portland Port to match the budget and put work on track to meet a demanding completion deadline.

Images of numerous cruise ships moored off the Dorset coast were published around the world during the pandemic. Now, multiple cruise ships look set to become…

50 years of civil engineering news


1972 – Tarbela dam – Pakistan The 1972 collapse of irrigation and power tunnels on one of the world’s largest dams was caused by scour and poor design but was the first of several collapses that affected the project over the next three years. 1973 – Rio-Niteroi Bridge – Brazil…

Special adaptations to marine equipment for HS2


Access challenges for construction work on High Speed 2 (HS2) are being addressed through special adaptations to a marine civil engineering equipment fleets.

Tasked with assisting contractors on the HS2 project across a number of sites, The Rothen Group (TRG) has made improvements to its fleet of specialist equipment in order…

Tilbury Port expansion holds piling challenge


Contractor Graham has had to overcome piling and ground engineering challenges as it tackles the £1bn Port of Tilbury expansion.

With a 200,000m2  area of concrete to create, new roads, new bridges, a new railway line, not to mention new berths and marine assets, the Port of Tilbury expansion, dubbed Tilbury2,…

‘Pioneering’ £1.3bnPortsmouth Harbour project launched


Portsmouth City Council has launched its search for contractors and consultants to design and build the “pioneering” regeneration of the Tipner Peninsula.

The council wants to create a “super peninsula” by reclaiming land from the sea and developing an area already earmarked for development. It is claimed to be “most ambitious…

Coastal Management conference programme is published


The full conference programme for Coastal Management 2019, taking place from 24 to 26 September in La Rochelle, France, is now available. Delegates can also go on a half-day technical site visit to La Faute Sur Mer, to look at the aftermath of Storm Xynthia. The conference is part of the…