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Battersea Reach Waterfront

Battersea Reach Waterfront

The Battersea Reach site, found on the south bank of the River Thames in Central London, is being developed into a major residential area. However, the planning, environmental, and river authorities required that an aesthetically pleasing answer to the problems of animal habitats on the busy river should be found.

London Gateway

London Gateway

The former Shell Oil terminal in the lower reaches of the Thames Estuary is to be redeveloped as a deep water port. Its close proximity to London and the motorway network makes this a good site for a substantial container terminal. P& O ports worked with Jacobs Shipping to include a roll-on, roll-off freight terminal.

Beckett Rankine prepared a masterplan for the roll-on, roll-off terminal as the first part of the development. This included outline design of ferry berths with pontoon and linkspan bridges to accommodate the six metre tidal range, together with shoreside facilities.

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Newhaven Dredging

Newhaven Dredging

Dredging at Newhaven twice a year in order to maintain adequate depth of water in the entrance channel for the port and at the berths. A trailing suction dredger is used to dredge about 250,000T per annum. The spoil, which is a combination of sand and silt, is deposited at an approved offshore dumping ground.

Beckett Rankine prepared and tendered the contract for the biannual maintenance dredging. Our work now includes administration of the contract and supervision of the dredging work and surveys. Formal returns are made to the authorities for quantities of material dumped at sea.

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Newhaven – Quay Repairs

Newhaven – Quay Repairs

Newhaven has many quay structures that have recently required repairs. Over the years these have evolved as composite structures because of the strengthening needed to give greater water depth at the berths. For example, East Quay is a concrete gravity wall founded on timber piles with steel piles to support the crane piles.

Beckett Rankine have designed and supervised several quay repair projects at Newhaven. These have included installation of ground anchors to support the West Quay sheet pile wall, design of a steel pile underpinning system for East Quay and new fendering for ship berths.

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Milford Haven LNG Terminal

Milford Haven LNG Terminal

A new LNG import terminal is being planned for construction at Milford Haven at the site of the former Exxon Mobil Oil refinery in this naturally protected harbour in South Wales. This terminal is likely to receive over 15 million tons of liquefied gas per annum to boost UK's depleted gas supply from the North Sea.

Beckett Rankine carried out a peer review of the front-end engineering design of the marine civil engineering aspects. An auditable question and answer format was used with a dialogue between designers and client so that critical issues could be agreed for the final deliverables.

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Torpoint Ferry

Three chain ferries carry road vehicles on the Tamar crossing between Devonport and Torpoint in Plymouth Harbour. Two of the double ended ro-ro vessels are over 40 years old and reaching the end of their useful life. The vessels are to be replaced with larger ferries and the shore ramps need to be reprofiled.

Beckett Rankine inspected the shore structures at each end and carried out an assessment of what would be needed and how to undertake the works without interrupting ferry services. This included repairs, reprofiling and refurbishment of the slipways.

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Scottish Transport Study

Scottish Transport Study

A strategy was required by Hitrans to determine development opportunities for future marine transportation around the Scottish Islands with links to the mainland. Therefore, a study of the strategic sea crossings in the Scottish Highlands and Islands was carried out to identify suitable opportunities for the next 20 years.

Greenwich Pier Refurbishment

Greenwich Pier Refurbishment

Greenwich Pier is one of the most heavily used passenger piers on the River Thames. It provides a gateway to tourist areas in South-East London, including the historic vessel Cutty Sark and the Royal Naval College. After many years of service, the floating structure needed refurbishment, with the replacement of some of the key elements.