Ports & Harbours

Massive volumes of freight and passenger movement in and out of the UK require a robust coastal instrastruce capability and with capacity projected to increase 182% for containers and 101% for roll-on-roll-off traffic by 2030 there is pressing need to expand and update.

We understand that working in this unique environment requires skill, experience and specialist material capability to meet the challenges of scheduled work  programmes that are often dependent on the need to keep sites operational and meet tidal window limitations.

Experience Having worked in partnership with Port Authorities, local and district councils, DEFRA and numerous civil engineering contractors on a wide range of complex and challenging projects, we offer an unrivalled combination of experience, knowledge and expertise. We are proud to have contributed to the two most significant UK marine engineering projects of the last 50 years - The Thames Barrier and Channel Tunnel.
Specialist Capacity demands at Britain’s 950 ports is set to rise dramatically over the next two decades. In order to meet operational challenges specialist construction materials will play an important part in delivery of investment schemes. Offering effective solutions to durability, programme times, underwater installation and wash out, marine extremes, impacts to flora and fauna and weather we deliver solutions, backed by expertise every day.
Knowledge With locations across the UK and longstanding relationships with Port Authorities that date back over many years we are uniquely placed to support expansion and maintenance projects. Knowledge gained from our own day-to-day marine operations combined with 50 years contribution to major civil engineering projects is best utilised through early engagement and collaborative project design.
Richard Ballatyne
British Ports Association
Senior Policy Advisor

"Ports are vital to the UK economy. Port infrastructure developments can be sizeable projects. Trust, knowledge and experience from specialist suppliers are essential for ensuring that projects move forward."

Case Study
Pendennis Dock - Falmouth

To meet the project requirements of the shipyard expansion we supplied a cementitious solution with low heat of hydration, high early strength, good long-term strength gain and, because of the aggressive marine conditions, enhanced resistance to sulfate and chloride ingress. The use of Eco Phoenix (70% less embodied CO2 to conventional cement) enabled Raymond Brown Construction to meet the challenging marine conditions of this project while delivering a pumpable yet highly durable concrete ideal for tremie placement.

Case Study
Pendennis Dock - Falmouth

To meet the project requirements of the shipyard expansion we supplied a cementitious solution with low heat of hydration, high early strength, good long-term strength gain and, because of the aggressive marine conditions, enhanced resistance to sulfate and chloride ingress. The use of Eco Phoenix (70% less embodied CO2 to conventional cement) enabled Raymond Brown Construction to meet the challenging marine conditions of this project while delivering a pumpable yet highly durable concrete ideal for tremie placement.

Case Study
Devonport and Torpoint Ferry - Devon/Cornwall

Installed in narrow tidal windows (often only one hour) this project, to infill beneath pre-cast slabs, placed significant demands on supply logistics. Project challenges included concerns over chloride ingress in the marine environment, compressive strength of >30N/mm2 at 28 days and installation to an inclined slipway (1 in 8). The supplied solution a microsilica Toproc concrete delivered a combination of high compressive strength, low water/cement ratio and a much reduced rate of chloride diffusion (to conventional gouts).

Case Study
Devonport and Torpoint Ferry - Devon/Cornwall

Installed in narrow tidal windows (often only one hour) this project, to infill beneath pre-cast slabs, placed significant demands on supply logistics. Project challenges included concerns over chloride ingress in the marine environment, compressive strength of >30N/mm2 at 28 days and installation to an inclined slipway (1 in 8). The supplied solution a microsilica Toproc concrete delivered a combination of high compressive strength, low water/cement ratio and a much reduced rate of chloride diffusion (to conventional gouts).

Case Study
Dawson’s Wharf - Tyne Tees

Investment to refurbish a tenanted fertilizer storage shed in the cargo handling facility demanded a solution that would perform under constant heavy loading and withstand the corrosive nature of the fertilizer housed in the sheds. Our solution was a free flowing, non shrink, high strength grout specially designed for use with open textured macadam to provide a composite topping. The advantages - the combined performance of a concrete slab and asphalt surface - plus quicker programme delivery due to removal of the need to take out the old floor.

Case Study
Dawson’s Wharf - Tyne Tees

Investment to refurbish a tenanted fertilizer storage shed in the cargo handling facility demanded a solution that would perform under constant heavy loading and withstand the corrosive nature of the fertilizer housed in the sheds. Our solution was a free flowing, non shrink, high strength grout specially designed for use with open textured macadam to provide a composite topping. The advantages - the combined performance of a concrete slab and asphalt surface - plus quicker programme delivery due to removal of the need to take out the old floor.

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