Seaham Harbour is a busy commercial port located on the North East Coast of the UK. The previous gates and operating system were considered beyond their commercial life by the port owner, so Qualter Hall were commissioned to design, manufacture, supply and install a side hinged, hydraulically operated water control gate across the mouth of the North Dock Marina, to impound water in the marina and protect from wave and tidal action.
Qualter Hall were responsible for the design and installation of the integrated hydraulic operating system and electrical control system, provision of control room housing hydraulic power pack and electrical control panels.
Consideration had to be taken to limit disruption to the ongoing port operations, as well as the wider community, and Qualter Hall liaised effectively with the Harbour Team, the City Council and the general public throughout the execution of the project.
Special care was also taken with regards to managing the environmental impact of the works and protecting the area’s precious ecology, including proper disposal of any waste.
The working relationship between JFN and QH on the project has been excelling, working with a very demanding client.Colin Cotterell, Senior Project Manager
Thanks for all at Qualter Hall for the work to recover the damage to our product… The client is impressed with how the recovery has been undertaken and this is in no small part due to the excellent work completed by your team at what was a very difficult time.Malcom Goulding, Project Director
Thank you for your hard work and efforts in delivering the works both on and off site. My ED7 Overhaul colleagues were pleased with the way you worked with the site team and ultimately brought this project to a successful conclusion in a professional, timely, courteous and diligent manner.Engineering Manager
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