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Precast pier takes shape at Port of Dover

Construction of the new Marina Pier at Port of Dover has reached a new milestone with precast concrete pier unit being placed on the piled foundations.

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The pier units have been designed to directly connect to the tubular steel piles

The work is part of the Dover Western Docks Revival being undertaken by Volker Stevin and Boskalis Westminster to designs by Tony Gee.

Each segment of the pier, which have been manufactured by Belfast-based Macrete, is supported on a 16t corbel unit and attached to the tubular steel pile. The lower 45t base unit spans between two corbels. The base unit is followed by a 45t wave wall which also spans over two piles.

With the base unit and wave wall in place an in-situ concrete pour is undertaken to lock the units in place. The final precast components are 22t deck units to make up the walkway of the structure which are also secured and concreted into position.

Dover Western Docks Revival programme director Dave Herrod said: “Dover’s new pier will offer a stylish modern structure which will form the northern part of the marina.

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