Together with development partner Associated British Ports, Siemens is investing £310m in an offshore wind turbine blade production facility and assembly harbour for installation vessels at Hull’s Alexandra Dock. This will create 1,000 new jobs and many more during the construction phase and within the supply chain.
ABP has appointed the Graham Lagan Joint Venture to develop the marine civil engineering elements of the Alexandra Dock site and work is currently 12 months into the 27 month programme. Work carried out by the Joint Venture contractor includes infilling one third of Alexandra Dock with approximately 780,000m3 of material and reclaiming 7.5ha of the riverside to create a new 650m quay wall, which can accommodate three offshore wind installation vessels.
Construction will also involve dredging a new berth pocket, completion of earthworks and surfacing, building internal access roads and service networks, construction of a new roll-on/roll-off ramp and demolition of some existing buildings.