VolkerFitzpatrick has been appointed by Hutchison Ports to undertake the latest phase of expansion at the Port of Felixstowe. The contract involves the design and construction of approximately 13 hectares of paved container yard directly behind berth 9.
During the 15 month programme, VolkerFitzpatrick will be working together with fellow VolkerWessels UK business, VolkerStevin, to reclaim circa 3.2 hectares of seabed behind the existing finger pier. VolkerFitzpatrick’s specialist paving division will carry out the paving works by utilising its own paving and concrete batching plant onsite.
Completion of the new container yard, which will comprise ten container blocks and allow 6-high stacking, is scheduled for early 2019. The yard will add 18,000 TEU (twenty foot equivalent unit) of stacking capacity to the 130,000 TEU already available at the UK’s largest container port.