The newly constructed berths built as part of the Green Port Hull development on Alexandra Dock in Hull have welcomed their first vessels.
The vessels, Stema Shipping’s MV Bulknes and MV Beltnes, are using the berths to deliver almost 400,000 tonnes of crushed stone from Norway, which will be used to surface the Siemens site.
The ships have been brought in by the GRAHAM Lagan Construction Group Joint Venture (JV) which is ABP’s main contractor for the enabling works on site.
Bringing the stone by sea will remove 20,000 truck deliveries from the road network to the site in Alexandra Dock.
Three berths have been built to accommodate wind installation vessels (WIV) visiting the Siemens facility. The new quayside measures 620m and offers a continuous berthing face.
The stone is being discharged at a rate of approximately 3,000 tonnes per hour via an on-board conveyor system and a boom, which deposits the cargo directly onto the quayside.
The vessels, which brought the cargo from Jelsa in Norway, measure 176 metres in length and have a 26m beam.