Bids invited to build Port of Tilbury 2

PORT of Tilbury is calling on firms to flag up an interest in bidding for a new port terminal, a short distance to the east of its existing port in Essex reports Construction Enquirer.

The proposed Tilbury 2 port will be constructed on land that formed the western part of the old Tilbury Power Station and is expected to create over 200 construction jobs.

A formal invitation to tender for separate landside and marine works, together estimated to cost £80m, will be published in a month’s time.

The site will be developed with a RoRo terminal and specialist construction materials and aggregates terminal, which will also have facilities to produce asphalt and concrete products.

The scheme, which was designed by the Peterborough office of consultant Atkins, will require an infrastructure corridor to accommodate road and rail links to the existing rail and road network.

On the marine side, an existing jetty on the river will be lengthened to accommodate three vessels at any one time and the onward transportation of goods by barge to London.

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