With the constant need to meet the requirements of manufacturing and energy industries, tourism and import and exports, the competition for land and quay space at ports and wharfs is becoming critical. Such facilities often need to upgrade their infrastructure to meet changes of berth use, to provide deep water berths or to improve marine access to the port itself.
Similarly, an increasing interest in marine recreation puts pressure on the maritime infrastructure to service this industry. The requirement to provide more berthing opportunities around the coastline of both the UK and overseas is met either through expanding existing marinas or developing new facilities.
We are a leading provider of specialist services to the ports, harbour and marina sector based on our technical capabilities, experience and diverse nature of our parent company (Associated British Ports) that owns and operates 21 ports and several marinas across the UK.
We have over 60 years experience in supporting ABP and other port companies’ developments from initial design to post-consent monitoring and recognise that the successful design and operation of ports, harbours and marinas is dependent on understanding the marine environment system, operational and legislative requirements.