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Dover Western Docks Revival

VSBW, the joint venture between Boskalis Westminster and VolkerStevin, has been appointed as the main contractor for the marine civil engineering stage of the Port of Dover’s flagship Dover Western Docks Revival (DWDR) development. The Port of Dover has awarded the £115m marine structures and bridge contract of this flagship development to VSBW, which represents a substantial part of the single biggest investment ever undertaken by the Port.

The project comprises the next exciting evolution of the Port, delivering long-term capacity for a key international gateway handling trade to the value of £119bn representing up to 17% of UK trade in goods.

This first stage includes the design and construction of two new berths including quay walls and land reclamation as well as a new marina pier, the marina curve, navigation channel and new lock gates, bascule bridge and capital dredging work. The major phase of the construction programme is scheduled to be completed at the end of 2018.

Boskalis Westminster will undertake the dredging and land reclamation, with the compaction work by sister company Cofra.

Equipment from the Boskalis fleet will include small, medium and large trailing suction hopper dredgers and a medium size backhoe.

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