PILING

Red7Marine completes piling operations for Portland Port's new deep water berth

Red7Marine, has recently completed a £4 million piling scope for Portland Port’s new deep water berth which will allow larger ships to dock in the Port.

 Portland Port expansion project supported by piling work by Red7Marine

Portland Port expansion project supported by piling work by Red7Marine

The deep-water berth being constructed will extend up to 250m in length and have a new water depth of 12m CD.

The work is being carried out to replace the existing 1978 island berth which was constructed from a suspended reinforced concrete deck on steel piles.

Red7Marine was responsible for installing 136 new steel tubular piles with intermediate sheet piles to create a 400m of new combi-wall structure. The piling was carried out from the deck of Red7Marine's 1000t jack-up barge, the Haven SeaChallenger and its 250t jack-up barge, the Haven Seariser 4. The SeaChallenger features a bull rail arrangement on the port side which allows fitment of a pile gate which was used on the project as a gating system to install the piles to accuracy and tolerance.

Red7Marine has been working with the Port and its chosen designers for several months, with on-site activity beginning in October 2022 and finishing in January 2023.

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