Seaham Harbour Water Control Gate

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.


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