We have always had a strong history of civil, structural and marine engineering expertise within the company with many projects involving facilities on the River Tees.
Our specialist engineers within the Marine Department have a vast array of maritime consultancy and engineering skills covering the planning, management, inspection, analysis and design of such structures.
Our expertise within this specialist field encompasses:
- Condition surveys – inspection and testing of damaged and deteriorated marine structures, above and below water.
- Testing procedures available include covermeter surveys, carbonation testing, borescope investigations, High Alumina Cement (HAC) identification, concrete coring and laboratory testing at UKAS accredited facilities to assess chloride ion and sulphate content.
- Assessment and management of accelerated low water corrosion and rates of corrosion specific to real time exposures.
- Identification, design and costing of remediation measures to ensure structural durability; including cathodic protection and protective coatings.
- Production of contract documentation and specifications.
- Ship collision and storm damage assessments.
- Re-rating of allowable berthing limitations based upon the outcomes of condition surveys and findings from laboratory testing / intrusive investigations.
- Site supervision and management of works on behalf of the client.
- Detailed design and repair of quay walls, bulk handling jetties, RoRo berths, marinas, sea walls, breakwaters and small harbours.
- Re-rating of allowable berthing limitations based upon condition surveys.
- Upgrading of fender systems.
- Assessments associated with increased vessel berthing; civil and structural implications associated with energy absorption capabilities of a structure, berthing velocities and mooring parameters under varied loaded and ballasted conditions.
- Production of analysis models to determine lateral and longitudinal mooring forces for various conditions.
- Port Infrastructure – roads/ pavements, buildings, drainage, water and power supplies.
- Environmental Impact Assessments
- Consents and licences
- 3D visualisations
Detailed surveys will provide our client with a comprehensive representation of the specific type and location of significant defects. The client will receive a detailed interpretative report, approved by a chartered civil and structural engineer, which can include an exact schedule of defects supplemented with video and photographic records, in addition to location drawings and technical advice with regard to any required remedial works.
We have a close working relationship with the Teesport Harbour Master and his Pilots, together with specialist marine contractors and suppliers. Previous marine clients include CTC Marine, PD Teesport, Inter Terminals, Ineos, Texaco, BASF, Bitmac and Eutech / ABB.