dws-volker-stevin-port-workington-aerial-770pxVolkerStevin has been appointed by Cumbria County Council to reconstruct the Port of Workington’s riverside wall, which will replace the existing failing structure.

The work has been awarded to the specialist civil engineering company, following a competitive tender and subsequent design development to minimise and manage the risks on site.

The project involves replacing 170 m of anchored sheet steel pile quay wall and capping beam, stabilising the existing failing quay and leaving a corner of the port as suitable habitat to encourage wildlife.

dws-volker-stevin-port-workington-work-350px Pilling work on the riverside wall has already started. 

Investment programme
David Southward, County councillor for Egremont said: "Cumbria County Council is committed to the long term sustainability of the Port of Workington. The reconstruction of the riverside wall forms part of a significant investment programme for the port over the next 15 years, which was agreed by the county council in 2014."

Managing director Rob Coupe at VolkerStevin, said: "We have a lot of experience in working on port infrastructure projects and collaborated with the client to optimise the design and programme to ensure we could meet their budgetary requirements with minimal risk. We are delighted to have won this contract."

The project duration will last 17 weeks with minimal impact to local community as the works are fully contained within the existing port boundaries.

This news item was originally published on the website of VolkerStevin.

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