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Billingham quay design put out to tender

Able Ports has released tender documents for a major extension to the port facilities at Billingham in Teeside that will target the renewable energy market.

According to data published in the Official Journal of the European Union, Able Ports is seeking a designer for a new 1,279m long quay for the Able Marine Energy Park.

Publication of the tender documents for the work which is valued at £1.5M follows on from Able signing a memorandum of understanding with Dong Energy in early July for the facility which will be used for the construction and installation of offshore wind farms.

Able executive chairman Peter Stephenson said that the port would be working closely with Dong Energy to progress the development plans. He said that the memorandum represents a major step forward in creating a cluster of companies on the Humber, able to meet the challenge of achieving cost-effective production levels which will secure the long-term future of offshore wind power generation.

The existing port was developed in 1985 on the site of the former North Tees Coal Power Station and currently has 560m of deep water quays.

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