Contractors alerted to £150m port construction site job

Contractors have been alerted to a two-year-long job to revamp a port construction site in Ayrshire, Scotland.

The £150m job at Hunterston Construction Yard, which is part of the Clydeport facility serving Glasgow, will cover design and construction work.

First, the contractor will fill in and drain the dry dock at the site, before constructing a steel-combi wall comprising king piles, sheet piles, tie rods and anchor piles.

The chosen contractor will also construct a reinforced concrete slab at the new quayside, complete earthworks across the site and install  utilities.

Work will begin on 18 November 2024 and will run for two years exactly, without the possibility of an extension, according to an official tender notice from Clydeport Operations Ltd.

The company expects to invite four bids.

Interested contractors will need to submit their tender documents here by 10:30am on 17 June.

The planned construction site is one of seven in the UK owned by Peel Ports, a conglomerate specialising in maritime infrastructure.

As well as Clydeport, it owns the Port of Liverpool, Heysham Port, the Humber Bulk Terminal, the Manchester Ship Canal, and the ports at Medway and Great Yarmouth. It also operates a container terminal in Dublin.

Peel Ports in April began a hunt for contractors to perform £750m of work across an eight-year period.

Two years ago, the maritime group appointed Claudio Veritiero, Kier’s then-chief operating officer, as its chief executive.

The following year, Veritiero argued in a Construction News opinion piece that the construction and logistics sectors should work closer together to tackle supply chain problems and material costs in particular.

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