Stormont Wharf Extension, Belfast Harbour

Doran Consulting was commissioned to provide the detailed design services for a Design & Build contract involving the construction of a new section of deep water (11.5m) mixed use cargo berth at Stormont Wharf for Belfast Harbour Commissioners, making Stormont Wharf the longest deepwater quay in Ireland. This project included approximately 350m of combi-sheet pile quay wall complete with tie rods and CFA piled anchorage system, fenders, bollards and ladders.

Crane rails were incorporated into the reinforced concrete quay slab allowing the cargo handling cranes on the existing Stormont Wharf to be used on the new extension. The reinforced concrete quay slab is suspended on a grid of bored concrete piles to support 40kN/m2 and large cargo handling equipment such as reach stackers and mobile cranes. The project also required nearly 200,000m3 of dredging, an extensive area of hinterland which consisted of a heavy duty pavement and associated infrastructure to facilitate cargo handling and storage using modern port equipment.