CLENT: Birse Civils
STATUS: Completed 2007
Fairhurst was responsible for the design and supervision of a new suspended concrete deck and the installation of fenders on the 335m long Northumbrian Quay (formerly Tyne Commission Quay) to enable large cruise ships such as the QE2 to be accommodated on the River Tyne.
Other vessels which have since used the refurbished quay include the HMS Ark Royal and a number of large cruise ships such as the Eurodam, Saga Rose, and Grand Princess.
The works included the installation of some 270 steel tubular piles and ground anchors at the rear of the deck.
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Ron is a chartered engineer and a member of the Institution of Civil Engineers. He has been a partner of Fairhurst since 2003 and has over 25 years experience in the construction industry.
Throughout his career he has been responsible for design, coordination and value management of a wide range of civil and structural projects covering all sectors, including retail, commercial, industrial, municipal, residential and infrastructure