GRAHAM Lagan Construction Group Joint Venture named main contractor for Green Port Hull build
November 6, 2014
Above: Artist’s impression of the Green Port Hull site on Alexandra Dock at the Port of Hull (image courtesy of Siemens)
A joint venture between national construction, asset management and project investment firm GRAHAM and civil engineering and building contractors Lagan Construction Group, has been awarded a £100 million contract to carry out construction at the Green Port Hull site on Alexandra Dock.
The work was awarded to the GRAHAM Lagan Construction Group Joint Venture (JV) by Associated British Ports (ABP) and will run for approximately two years.
The GRAHAM Lagan Construction Group JV will be responsible for preparing the site for Siemens, which can then begin construction of its own facilities. The site is due to become fully operational by Summer 2017.
The work will be overseen by consulting engineers CH2M Hill who have been appointed by ABP to support them with the delivery of the project.
The scheme includes infilling one third of Alexandra Dock with 780,000 m3 of material and reclaiming 7.5 ha of the river 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.
ABP Head of Projects, Humber, Simon Brett believes the GRAHAM Lagan Construction Group JV will deliver an excellent programme of work and he’s looking forward to seeing the site begin to take shape.
He said: “Based on the detailed tender evaluation process which considered design, programming and cost, the Joint Venture met all of the requirements and the bid was very impressive. We are confident that the GRAHAM Lagan Construction Group JV will deliver what we ask of them and we know they’ll carry that work out to the highest standard.
“This has been a very exciting year for all of those involved in the project and I’m looking forward to seeing work begin in earnest and to bringing much-needed jobs and prosperity to Hull and the wider Humber region.”
Speaking of the success, Paul Scott, Project Director, GRAHAM Lagan Construction Group JV, stated: “This is a major opportunity for GRAHAM Construction and Lagan Construction Group, and a project we as a Joint Venture are delighted to have secured. Green Port Hull will be a world-class manufacturing facility and will establish the Humber at the centre of the offshore wind sector in the UK.
“A key part of this project's success will be the high level of teamwork between our staff and those of ABP and the commitment of all individuals to delivering a high-quality project, safely and on time.”
The entire Siemens development will be spread across two sites comprising the Green Port Hull facility and a new rotor blade manufacturing base in nearby Paull, in the East Riding. Siemens is investing £160 million across the two locations and ABP is investing a further £150 million in the Green Port Hull development.
The investment will provide a huge boost to the UK’s offshore wind industry and the Humber region. The combined investments of £310 million will create up to 1,000 jobs directly – 550 at the blade factory and 450 at the Green Port Hull facility on Alexandra Dock.