Esh Construction secures £7.3m Northumberland Energy Park contract

Esh Construction secures £7.3m Northumberland Energy Park contract

North of England contractor to install piled relieving slab at Ash Barge Dock

A £7.3 million scheme that will complete the fitout of the recently widened Ash Barge Dock at Northumberland Energy Park has been awarded to Esh Construction.

Esh Construction secures £7.3m Northumberland Energy Park contract

Northumberland Energy Park (NEP) is the premier offshore energy base, located near the Port of Blyth. The site is part of Energy Central, the UK’s unique port-based service, investment and growth cluster for companies operating in the offshore energy and subsea markets.

Working on behalf of Advance Northumberland, the scheme includes the construction of a 3,000m² piled concrete relieving slab behind the west and north quay walls at ground level. On completion, areas of the berth will provide a safe working load of 5,300kN to make the dock serviceable for the import and export of components and finished goods.

Esh Construction’s Divisional Director, Steven Garrigan, said:

“The contract marks the start of a new relationship with Advance Northumberland, and we’re delighted to be bringing our expertise to this project which forms part of the wider Phase 1 enabling works plan to provide an extended and deep-water berth at the Ash Barge Dock.”

Esh Construction secures £7.3m Northumberland Energy Park contract

The work, to be delivered by Esh’s civil engineering division, will see more than 7,000m³ of concrete – the equivalent volume of 2.5 Olympic swimming pools – poured to replace sand and stone. A total of 183 long tubular piles will be installed to support the reinforced concrete slab.

Approximately 9,000m² of concrete paving will be laid and new drainage incorporated to take surface water run-off, while the existing mooring bollards will be upgraded to increase capacity to loads of up to 100 tonnes.

Esh Construction secures £7.3m Northumberland Energy Park contract

Neil Jukes, Head of Project Management at Advance Northumberland, said:

“We are very pleased to get North East based contractor Esh Construction on board. This is the final stage of construction works at the NEP1 Dock after which time the facility can be prepared for final operation and be brought into use in 2025.

“It will serve the both the JDR Cables facility and wider Energy Park and contribute to the ongoing regeneration and job creation within the Energy Central cluster.”

About Esh Group 

Esh Group is a leading construction and built environment group of companies which operate across the North of England and Yorkshire. Through our main trading company Esh Construction, we provide civil engineering, commercial build, affordable housing, refurbishment, and retrofit to a wide range of private and public sector clients.

Led by teams of our experienced professionals, we work collaboratively with our customers and supply chain to find the most creative and innovative ways to deliver outstanding projects. We have an uncompromising focus on health, safety, and quality and continually invest in our workforce and new technologies to deliver the best results for our clients.

Committed to supporting the areas in which we operate, Esh delivers an industry-leading social value package through our ‘Constructing Local’ strategy.