Dublin Port Extension
We have worked on some high profile civil and marine projects on a national level.
Project : Dublin Port Extension
Location: Dublin, Ireland
Client: L&M Keating
Duration: approx. 3 years
Overview and Objectives: We are currently involved in works to redevelop a large section of Dublin Port and deepen the navigation channel to allow for bigger container and cruise ships to access the port. The development is phase one of the Dublin Port Company’s masterplan to more than double its throughput from about 29 million tonnes in 2013 to 60 million tonnes by 2040.
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About the Project
The work involves rebuilding and lengthening almost half of the berths – some of which are at the end of their usable life, dredging the navigation channel a distance of 10 kilometers from the East Link bridge out into the bay to cater for larger ships and removal of infill in the west basin area which is believed to be contaminated. It also includes restoration of an old graving dock, new roll on-roll off ramps and creation of a cruise ship terminal with a tourist information and interpretative centre. The development would also allow Dublin Port to cater for the lucrative cruise ship business. The widening the channel from a seabed width of 160 metres in its narrowest section to 200 metres would eliminate a “single-lane-only” stretch, where ships were forbidden from overtaking or passing each other in opposite directions. The lengthening of almost half of the berths in the port would enable it to handle ships of up to 350 metres in length, more than 50 metres longer than the current largest.