Volker On Board For Dover's Biggest Revamp In A Generation

Some 2.5m road haulage vehicles roll on and off ships at its Eastern Docks every year. Over at its Western Docks, more than 300,000 tonnes of imported goods are handled per annum – and it is here that the Dover Harbour Board is investing in a revamp and extension of cargo facilities to capitalise on projected increases in volume.
Under its Dover Western Docks Revival (DWDR) plan, the Port of Dover is redeveloping its former hovercraft terminal and slip into a cargo terminal. This will include two deepwater berths, an extension to the existing Prince of Wales pier, a new marina and pier with channel and lock, as well as berthing facilities, cold storage warehousing and public realm works.
Contractor VSBW – a joint venture agreement between VolkerStevin and Boskalis Westminster – has been working on the £115m heavy marine civil engineering construction phase of the project since January 2017. With just a few months remaining until the February 2019 handover date, VSBW is closing in on the programme’s completion.