Structural work that will transform a major quay at a North East port is underway, and is set to pave the way for increased business.
Port of Sunderland has announced that Jubilee Quay – the third largest of its eleven quays – will be redeveloped, with a new asphalt hardstanding that will allow it to be used for the shipments of bulk and project cargoes. The project, which will see earthworks, surfacing and drainage work carried out on the site, will allow the port to take on more business, and it is hoped that – in the longer term – it will make the port a more attractive inward investment proposition.
Port of Sunderland, which is owned by Sunderland City Council, has also commissioned the construction of two new lighting masts and provision of a new dockside handrail, which will ensure the site remains operational when light levels are low. Work will be undertaken by North East construction business Owen Pugh.
Matthew Hunt, director of Port of Sunderland, said that the redevelopment project – expected to take three months to complete, was another step forward for the port, which has seen its fortunes transformed since his arrival in 2010.
Mr Hunt said:
“We have seen an extensive programme of investment at Port of Sunderland, and all of this is helping to create new opportunities for us, and to unlock the vast potential that exists here.”
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