Peel Ports appoints BAM - Van Oord JV for Liverpool2 Container Terminal

7 August 2013 14:18 - BAM Nuttall Ltd
Liverpool2 Container Terminal

Camberley / Liverpool, 7 August 2013 - A joint venture comprising BAM Nuttall and Van Oord has been awarded a contract valued at £75 million by Peel Ports as part of its £300 million scheme to create to new container terminal on the Mersey estuary in Liverpool. Once completed this new facility will accommodate some of the world’s largest container vessels, up to 13,500 TEU, two at a time. This new container terminal will be open for business in 2015. 

The work to be carried out by the joint venture breaks down as follows: BAM Nuttall will design the quay wall and the crane rails, construct a new 854 metre quay wall, and install ship to shore quay crane rails as well as supporting infrastructure works such as the construction of new road, surfacing and fencing. Van Oord will remove soft materials using a combination of Van Oord’s water injection dredging technique and backhoe dredger Goliath, the largest backhoe dredger in Europe.

To create the new container area, material sourced from the River Mersey will be placed with a trailing suction hopper dredger after which the berthing pocket will be dredged with a cutter suction dredger and the dredged material will be reused as fill. Vertical drains to consolidate the water-saturated subsoil and increase soil stability will be installed by Wicks, a Van Oord subsidiary. Vertical drainage will result in reduced residual settlement.

Peel Ports Programme Director, Douglas Coleman said that ‘the appointment of the BAM Nuttall / Van Oord JV for this crucial package of work represents a significant milestone in the delivery of the Liverpool2 project. The joint venture secured the package of work amidst an intense environment of competition. We are delighted to be working with the joint venture on this complex and challenging aspect of the project.’

Ian Dalgleish, Operations Director, BAM Nuttall commented: ‘We are delighted to have won this prestigious contract and look forward to delivering this vital piece of infrastructure, which will assist in transforming the Port of Liverpool.’

Maurits den Broeder, Managing Director Van Oord UK: ‘The consortium’s wide variety of expertise guarantees an economic answer to the UK’s growing need for container capacity.’

Notes to Editor

  • Royal BAM Group’s three subsidiary companies in the UK, BAM Nuttall, BAM Construct UK and BAM PPP, deliver a combined turnover of £1.7 billion pa. This positions BAM as one of the top three construction and civil engineering businesses in the UK.
    The BAM companies cover a full spectrum of activities: facilities management, design services, civil engineering, construction, property development, PFI and PPP and project financing.

    BAM has a strong regional presence with over 30 offices and plant depots throughout the UK ensuring both a local and a national service to our customers.
    Royal BAM Group is a worldwide construction services company turning over €7.4 billion and listed on NYSE Euronext Amsterdam.

  • Van Oord is a leading international contractor specialising in dredging, marine engineering and offshore projects (oil, gas and wind). Its head office is located in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The company’s expertise ranges from design to execution and it has been involved in such noteworthy projects as Palm Jumeirah in Dubai, the port of Rotterdam’s Maasvlakte 2 expansion, trench dredging and backfilling in northern Russia, and the construction of several offshore wind farms in the North Sea. Van Oord is an independent family business and employs about 4,500 professionals worldwide. Its modern fleet consists of more than a hundred vessels and other specialised equipment. www.vanoord.com.

Further information:

  • BAM Nuttall Ltd: Peter Bishop, Head of Public Relations & Corporate Communications, 01276 63484;
  • Van Oord: Robert de Bruin, Head Corporate Communication & Markets, +31 (0)88 8268234.