Construction work at the Green Port Hull Alexandra Dock site is on schedule for an early 2017 completion, according to Associated British Ports.

ABP and its main contractor the Graham Lagan Construction Group joint venture are undertaking the £150m enabling work for Siemens’ offshore wind turbine manufacturing facility.

The dock infill has now been completed at the 54-acre site, with 1 million cubic metres of sand pumped into the dock to fill one third of the water area.

ABP said excess sand was stored during this process to be used for the 7.5 hectare reclaim, which will become the new quayside and component storage areas.

The sand is now being pumped into position around the existing timber sheds and jetties, which will be demolished in the coming weeks.

Marine piling for the new quay wall is almost complete and piling for the anchor wall and roll on-roll off ramp is continuing.

The JV has now taken control of the east side of the site to begin preparatory works for the 25,000 square metre service building.

Five substations, which will supply 6MVA to the site, are also being built to supply the new facility with electricity.

ABP Director Humber Simon Bird said: “It’s fantastic to see the site beginning to take shape and it’s testament to the hard work of the ABP project team, the main contractor and all of those organisations and individuals involved in the enabling works that the project is on schedule and Siemens’ facility will be operational by the end of 2016.”

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