Qualter Hall set to refurbish Port of Dover ro-ro berths

The Dover Harbour Board has commissioned Qualter Hall to carry out major refurbishment works to three ro-ro berths — 3, 2 and 7 — in the Eastern Docks, Port of Dover. The work will be carried out in partnership with Hollandia.

This refurbishment will involve an intensive programme of works, as Berth 3 must be completed in time for passengers visiting the Olympic Games. Berth 2 will then be completed in 2013, followed by the completion of Berth 7 in 2014.

Qualter Hall’s scope of work includes the design, manufacture, supply, installation and commissioning of all the mechanical, hydraulic and electrical control equipment for each berth.

All three berths are similar structures and are used for loading and unloading vehicles and pedestrians onto and off ferries using the Eastern Harbour. Each berth comprises two vehicle bridges and a passenger access walkway.