PORT OF CORK DEEPWATER DOCK, Cork
Port of Cork Company, Custom
House, Custom House Street,
March – October 2014
Architectural, Structural & M&E Consultants
74 Boucher Road,
Belfast BT12 6RZ.
Vision Contracting Ltd as main contractor and PSCS carried out extensive building and civil engineering works at the deep water terminal. The improvement works involved the establishment of an 8m wide roadway and pedestrian routes parallel to the quayside. The works also included improvement works at the car park at the entrance to the terminal.
As part of the contract works a new steel framed maintenance building was constructed adjacent to the existing workshops to service the larger container handling vehicles and cranes which operate along the quay.
Ancillary works were also completed which included new load bearing parking for quay hopers, construction of new truck wash facility and the installation of new security kiosk to the port entrance. Significant mechanical, electrical, fire alarm and network services were also completed to service the new and relocated facilities.
• The main construction works were carried out in the heart of a live &
busy Port environment with extensive vehicle movements associated
with the Dock operations.
• Continuous access for Port related traffic had to be maintained for the
duration of the works.
• Extensive co-ordination & Traffic Management Plans were agreed
with the Port Authorities on both a weekly & daily basis.
• Due to the fact that Large Container Ships were docking on more or
less a daily basis, programmes were flexible to suit docking delays due
to adverse weather conditions.