RSQE, Port of Tyne

Project details

In late 2014 Southbay were awarded the £18m Riverside Quay contract at the Port of Tyne. The works involved in the project included the following:

  • Demolition and reconstruction of 118m of Iron Ore Quay
  • Construction of a new 125m x 18m suspended quay
  • Construction of a new mooring dolphin and rear suspended quay measuring 20m x 20m
  • Construction of a 155m combi wall and 135m anchor wall joined by 46no tie bars
  • Installation of 130,000te stone bund to the rear of the new quay
  • Installation of 245no load bearing piles
  • Installation of 90m combi wall to McNulty Quay including 35no anchor tubes and tie bars
  • New drainage, quay furniture and lighting
  • Capital dredge to reduce the existing bed level from -10m to -13m. Using a cutter suction dredge to remove circa 110,000 m3

Southbay has made a flying start by importing 115,000 tonnes of permanent fill material for the bund. Material was imported by ship and discharged by conveyor.

Aerial progress photographs of the construction (1 min 30 secs)

Time lapse video of the construction (9 mins 20 sec)