Teesworks have developed a masterplan for the banks of the River Tees as part of the Teesside Freeport. Part of this is the creation of a quay to service the offshore wind sector, providing opportunities for manufacturing, storage and mobilisation of wind technology. We are supporting this project with the design of a new 1km quay for offshore and renewable activities. The new quay will serve the world’s largest offshore wind farm Dogger Bank, capable of powering 4.5 million homes.  

The project received a GPB 107m investment from the UK Infrastructure Bank, which finances innovative infrastructure projects, work that tackles climate change and boosts growth across the United Kingdom.

Our multidisciplinary team completed the specification and management of marine surveys, Concept Design and Environmental Impact Assessment to obtain the necessary licenses and permits for the new quay. Mr. J McNicholas, Engineering & Programme Director at Teesworks: “Royal HaskoningDHV have provided an excellent service. The strength of their team members and the depth of knowledge within the wider organisation sets them apart. We have been impressed with the proactive and solutions focused approach the team has adopted in dealing with our challenging project.”

The project mobilised to site in Q4 2021, with quay construction activities commencing shortly afterwards. Dredging works to develop a deeper berth pocket and river channel commenced Q3 2022. During this phase Royal HaskoningDHV have continued to support the project undertaking a technical advisor role for the client.

The objective is to become the United Kingdom’s premier offshore wind hub. It will support the United Kingdoms’ capability in the offshore wind sector to be a world leader for offshore wind by 2035 and the country’s plan to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050. The quay will play a critical role in the loading out and shipping of monopiles (the foundation for the offshore wind turbine foundation for the offshore wind turbine) to the Dogger Bank wind farm, 60 miles off the coast. Making this South Bank quay a reality supports the overall Teesworks vision of creating 20,000 skilled jobs in the area, heavily focused on manufacturing innovation and advanced technologies within a low carbon and circular economy. 
  • Client
  • Location
    Teesside, United Kingdom
  • Period
    2020 - 2023
  • Challenge
    Regeneration of a brownfield site to develop a new port facility capable of supporting the offshore wind industry 
  • Solution
    New 450m quay with associated dredging to accommodate offshore wind vessels