Port of Dundee – East Development

‘Epic’ new wharf brings ‘significant’ benefits to Dundee

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Project Overview

Client Forth Ports
Value £22.1m
Expertise Civil Engineering
Sector Maritime
Timeline August 2020 - October 2021
Location Scotland
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Project Summary

In August 2020, we commenced construction of a new wharf at the Port of Dundee and the preparation of 15 hectares of land to support its emerging energy transition sector. A continuation of our partnership with Forth Ports following the completion of Tilbury2, our work is a key component of the “epic” £40m redevelopment programme at the port that promises to bring “significant benefits” to Dundee and the whole of Scotland.

The Detail

The port remained operational and open for vessels throughout the project, with a newly fabricated wave turbine being transported through the site for loading onto a barge at the Prince Charles Wharf Extension (PCWE). We maintained a road to the quay throughout the works for use by Port of Dundee. The route was re-located as the works progressed, with the Traffic Management Plan being updated to suit as the route changed. We adapted the design to incorporate the use of material to create a permanent working platform over very weak underlying soils below the site. This resulted in minimal removal of waste to landfill and a vast reduction in the volume of imported aggregates. The only stone imported was the top 150mm of Type 3 material. 60,000m3 was excavated from bunds on site, stabilised and used. 10,000m3 of concrete slabs from demolished buildings were crushed and used for site fill material. We used the material that was excavated from site efficiently to aid in soil stabilisation which resulted in diverting all the material away from landfill, allowing the client to gain an extra 10% of the site.

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“This significant investment in the Port of Dundee demonstrates our commitment to bring large-scale renewables and decommissioning projects to Scotland. We are pleased to work with GRAHAM on this project in Dundee following their successful delivery of our new freight ferry terminal in Tilbury2 earlier this year.”

David Webster, Senior Port Manager