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    Associated British Ports (Southampton)


    Port of Southampton, Hampshire



    Knights Brown was contracted to carry out the fabrication and installation of seven large steel fender panels to support the fitting of seven Trelleborg pneumatic fenders, concrete repairs to four damaged concrete piles and large sections of the cope edge, and the installation of a cathodic protection system.

    Berths 34 and 35 are part of a berth used by Ro-Ro vessels at the port.

    Access to the works was provided by suspended scaffold platforms, cantilevered over the quayside and held in place by removable concrete blocks. The platforms were lifted in and out by a 30t tracked crane sitting on the quayside.

    To minimise on-site work, the fender panels were pre-fabricated off-site and delivered in two halves to an adjacent berth. The units were welded together before the complete, 26t units were lifted onto a low loader for transportation to berths 34-35.
    Due to loading restrictions on the berth, the panels were lifted into place by a 200t mobile crane sited some 15m back from the quay edge. Inflatable Yokohama fenders were then chained to the front of the fender panels to protect visiting vessels.

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    This complex and challenging project was a collaborative undertaking from the outset. Combining two projects was inspirational, saving not only money but diverting 22,000m3 from landfill. Some extremely innovative tools and methods were used to demolish the pier, recover material and to achieve the lowest environmental impact on one of the most environmentally designated places in the UK.

    - London and South East Constructing Excellence Awards judging panel on Phase 2 of the North Portsea Island CFERM

    Malcolm & I would like to thank yourself and Guy for working with us and our design team in delivering a superb finished product for FloPlast that we are very proud of and which has been much admired by our customers on site visits.  So far so good, we are finding our operational feet on the site and it all appears to be working well.

    - Bryan Lynch, Floplast

    Sites are always very well presented. First impressions count and if a site looks well organised and clean when you arrive then generally this is applied throughout the management of the projects. Indeed, all five projects I am Cummins PM for, have been managed to a high standard and equally the safety records and standards are very good.

    - Iain Brooks, Cummins