Port Development

With the constant need to meet the requirements of manufacturing and energy industries, tourism and import and exports, the competition for land and quay space at ports and wharfs is becoming critical. These facilities often need to improve their infrastructure to meet the growing demands through change of use of berths, provision of deep water berths and improved marine access to the port itself.

ABPmer delivers bespoke solutions focused on specific client needs. We have over 60 years experience in supporting our parent company and other port companies with their port development from initial design to consent monitoring.

Key Services:

  • Appropriate assessment
  • Consultation
  • Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)
  • Feasibility studies
  • Field measurements
  • Mitigation measures
  • Modelling
  • Monitoring
  • Option appraisal
  • Scoping studies

Selected Experience:

Southampton Approach Channel Dredge - ABP Southampton

ABPmer was commissioned by ABP Southampton to undertake an environmental impact assessment and prepare the Environmental Statement for the marine work associated with the approach channel dredge within Southampton Water and the wider Solent.

Port of Mostyn - ERM Edinburgh

ABPmer were commissioned to provide advice on the marine ecological impacts associated with a proposal by the Port of Mostyn (Dee Estuary) to deepen the navigable approach channel. Reviews of the baseline ecological conditions within the Dee Estuary were provided and support was provided for consultation meetings with CCW and EAW. As part of these consultations, particular emphasis was given towards adopting a relevant and cost-effective monitoring strategy top accompany this project.

Grimsby RO-RO Berth - ABP Grimsby & Immingham

ABP Grimsby was considering the construction of a new riverside RO-RO terminal outside and adjacent to the existing Tidal Basin. The proposal for the construction of the RO-RO Terminal and associated berth and turning circle will require a Harbour Revision Order (HRO) along with a range of other consents and approvals, supported by detailed technical and environmental investigations to inform an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and Appropriate Assessment (AA). ABPmer was commissioned to prepare the scoping document and subsequent Environmental Statement.

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Immingham Port

Peter Whitehead
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