This project involves the construction of 2no. in-situ retaining walls within an existing dry dock, this will create a new test tank facility within the Neptune Energy Park in Wallsend, Tyne & Wear. Whilst a large proportion of the dock will be subject to infill, a section at the entrance of the dry dock will be left so that it can be filled with water to test bespoke equipment associated with the subsea and offshore engineering industries.
Works on both front and mid dock walls have commenced with the dowelling and casting of the shear keys to the dock floor and the construction of the first main pours to each wall. The largest of the pours will be 650m3 and be carried out over a 12hr period.