Jun 2012

Qualter Hall secures contract for major refurbishment to Ro-Ro Berths 3, 2 and 7 at Dover Harbour


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The Dover Harbour Board has commissioned Qualter Hall to carry out major refurbishment works to three Ro-Ro Berths, 3, 2 and 7, in the Eastern Docks, Port of Dover. The work will be carried out in partnership with Hollandia BV.

This re-furbishment will involve an intensive programme of works, as Berth 3 must be completed in time for passengers visiting the 2012 Olympic Games. Berth 2 will then be completed in 2013, followed by the completion of Berth 7 in 2014.

Qualter Hall's scope of work includes the design, manufacture, supply, installation and commissioning of all the mechanical, hydraulic and electrical control equipment for each berth.

All three berths are similar structures and are used for loading and unloading vehicles and pedestrians on to and off ferries using the Eastern Harbour. Each berth comprises two vehicle bridges and a passenger access walkway.

Says George Orton, Managing Director of Qualter Hall: 'We are delighted to be working with Dover Harbour Board once again. Qualter Hall has previously carried out three major refurbishment works at the Port of Dover, including major modifications and the uprating of the existing Hoverspeed Fast Ferry Ro-Ro Linkspan along with the re-engineering of the passenger access bridge. We also completed the design, supply, installation and commissioning of an electrical uprate of the Linkspan hoist drive systems for Ro-Ro Berths 5 and 6. Finally, and most recently, we completed the design, manufacture, supply, installation and commissioning of an integrated safety PLC based protection system for four Ro-Ro Linkspans (Berths 2,3,6 and 7).'