The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) has named Teesport as one of the top 200 influential people and projects, past and present, which illustrate how civil engineering has shaped the world and transformed people’s lives for the better.
To mark the ICE’s 200th anniversary, and to support the UK Government’s Year of Engineering, the Institution is highlighting 200 inspirational and world-changing projects from around the world throughout 2018. Nominated by the ICE’s members and selected by an expert panel, the chosen projects illustrate the breadth and depth of civil engineering’s impact.
Owner-operator PD Ports recently completed the £50million reconstruction of Number One Quay, an essential part of Teesport’s infrastructure. Completed over three phases, the project posed numerous challenges for engineers Royal Haskoning DHV RPS and contractors McLaughlin and Harvey, including the demolition of the existing concrete quay deck without disrupting business.
The quay has been designed to withstand the loads imposed by all manner of equipment including heavy craves for handling offshore cargo.
Speaking in the official ICE 200 – Shaping the World book, Jerry Hopkinson, chief operating officer at PD Ports, said: “The completion of the quay is another example of our commitment to the future.
“It is an important addition to our wider plans at Teesport and has a pivotal role in driving government plans to rebalance trade through the Northern Powerhouse.
“We are pleased to have secured funding through the Regional Growth Fund to help deliver this project, for which our application was supported by Tees Valley Combined Authority.”
Nathan Baker, ICE Director of Engineering Knowledge, said: “Civil engineering has certainly made its mark over the past 200 years, paving the way to the modern world and life as we know it.
“The projects featured, including Teesport, are not only incredible feats of technical achievement but have delivered a wide range of social and economic benefits, directly transforming people’s lives.”
Teesport joins the 200 projects, which will be published on the What Is Civil Engineering? pages of the ICE website. The website may also be used as a career guidance tool for those hoping to pursue a career in civil engineering. It features comprehensive advice and guidance on how to become a civil engineer, whatever level of education someone has, or what stage in their career they have reached.