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£7.5M port contract up for grabs

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The Port of Tyne Authority is seeking a contractor to undertake the design and construction of a new pontoon.

The £7.5M proposed works, situated at Tyne Car Terminal at Port of Tyne in South Shields, are to accommodate larger vessels for an expanded roll-on roll-off facility.

Including the design, fabrication, installation and commissioning of a new pontoon, the contractor will need to replace the existing pontoon that supports an existing link-span bridge and will be restrained by new restraint dolphins or mono-piles.

The works also include the design and construction of new berthing dolphins, the design and installation of new fenders onto an existing jetty, the installation of new bollards and testing existing bollards, new handrails and the construction of a rock revetment.

In addition, an existing restraint dolphin will need to be removed along with the existing pontoon and fendering from the jetty, some of which has collapsed onto the bed of the river the tender notice says.

It is envisaged that the contract will commence in September this year and end in April 2020.

Interested parties have until to 11 March to submit their tenders.

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