Refurbishment of 3 Berths at ferry port Dover
The British ferry port of Dover is Europe’s busiest ferry port, with about 13 million passengers in cars, trucks, coaches, etc. crossing the Channel to and from the mainland each year.
In order to prepare the old berths 2, 3 and 7, which have been in use since the late 1960s, for today’s transshipment traffic, the Dover Harbour Board decided to have these berths fully renovated.
These three berths are similar double-deck quays with a separate, covered pedestrian bridge and they form part of the Eastern Docks.
Following an intensive preparatory process with the client, Holland Infra carried out this multi-disciplinary renovation work as main contractor, while the port had to remain fully operational on the other adjacent berths.
In general, the project consisted of a full steel, mechanical and electrical renovation of the three double-deck mooring facilities and corresponding pedestrian bridges. This multi-disciplinary work was carried out in close cooperation with sister company Hollandia UK (on-site execution) and Qualter Hall (electrical/hydraulic work).
The work for Hollandia Infra consisted of the disassembly, repairs, blasting, preservation and, if necessary, replacement of the ro/ro system. New, heavier overhead cranes were installed, which meant the existing steel structure had to be drastically reinforced.