The project involved the design and construction of a new quay structure at Berth 6, Montrose Port, to upgrade the berth already present.
Montrose Berth 6 Renewal
The objective was to ensure the existing quay is fully operational during the course of the project. The works were designed to be carried out in two phases.
Services & Expertise:
A 180m long combi wall was constructed at the front face of the quay, utilising tubular and sheet piles. The tubular piles are a combination of 1.4m and 1.2m diameter, 29m long piles, with AZ18 sheet pile infills. This front wall connected to a sheet piled anchor wall, 180m long, using tie rods.
The quay deck structure covers an area of 4800m2 and will be 600mm thick. This slab structure is supported on precast piles and will incorporate 2No heavy lift areas. A new drainage system was installed on the quay, including a drainage channel, manholes and outfalls for surface water drainage.
In order to facilitate the service requirements for the new quay structure a service trench, with special access covers and ducting, was provided. The contract also included installation of new quay furniture including ladders, fenders, bollards etc.
In addition to these works, 8000m3 of material was dredged from the channel and in front of the quay to deepen the berthing pocket.
Given that there is no pedestrian access to the works site, transportation has had to be provided for operatives and staff between the site office compound and the working area, ensuring their safety.