London Gateway: New port of call for two major international shipping services

DP World announced that the London Gateway is now the UK port of call for two new major international shipping services, connecting the economies of Western Europe with the Eastern Mediterranean, North Africa and Russia. DP World has created an integrated business in the UK comprising two deep water ports with freight rail terminals at …

Vinci to build a liquefied natural gas tank in the UK

Entrepose Contracting, Vinci Construction Grands Projets and Taylor Woodrow, all VINCI Construction subsidiaries, have been awarded an EPC contract by National Grid to construct a 190,000 m3 liquefied natural gas (LNG) tank in the United Kingdom. This project is part of the programme to expand the capacity of the largest LNG terminal in Europe, located …

RWE relies on Van Oord for Sofia Offshore Wind Farm

Rotterdam-based Van Oord has been selected by RWE as the supplier for the engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) of the monopile foundations and array cables for Sofia Offshore Wind Farm, one of the world’s largest offshore wind projects. The 1.4 GW Sofia is sited on Dogger Bank in the central North Sea 195 kilometres …

Haropa and Ports of Normandy join forces to help transport operators get ready for Brexit

After successfully completing the work to ensure customs checks can be carried out whilst keeping traffic flowing as smoothly as possible and after several dry runs, the Normandy channel ports - Le Havre for Haropa and Caen-Ouistreham, Cherbourg and Dieppe for Ports of Normandy - have joined forces to help supply chain actors to be …

CNS introduces new digital Brexit solution to keep hauliers on the move from January

Hauliers transporting goods to and from the UK can look forward to fast and seamless post-Brexit border controls with BEEMS, a new purpose-built online tool unveiled this week by smart logistics provider CNS (Community Network Services).  The Border Entry and Exit Movement Service (BEEMS) provides a digital fastrack for freight using the customs pre-lodgement process, …

DP World and P&O Ferries to transport covid vaccines to UK for free

DP World and the ferry and logistics company, P&O Ferries, offer to transport covid vaccines to UK for free. A spokesperson for DP World, which owns P&O Ferries, said: “We stand ready to support the Government in getting all the necessary vaccines into the UK. What’s more, we are willing to do this work for …

Modulift designs lifting frames for the HS2 project

Modulift has manufactured and delivered two custom lifting frames for the High Speed 2 (HS2) project, all within 6 weeks from the initial contact. The infrastructure project, which is currently the largest in Europe, will provide a welcome boost to the economy with an estimated budget of £106bn. As well as providing faster rail links, …

Eiffage and Sif win foundations contract for first two phases of Dogger Bank Wind Farm in England

Eiffage, through Smulders, as part of a consortium with Sif, a Dutch company specialised in offshore foundations, has been awarded the contract for the manufacturing and supply of monopiles and transition pieces (approximately 260 kilotons steel) for first two phases of the Dogger Bank offshore wind farm project in England.  The Dogger Bank Wind Farm, …