ITM appointed as monitoring contractor on Dover Western Docks Revival development

VolkerStevin and Boskalis Westminster Joint Venture (VSBW JV) has appointed ITM Monitoring as specialist instrumentation and monitoring contractor on the £115m Dover Western Docks Revival (DWDR) development.

Representing the single largest investment ever undertaken by the Port of Dover, the development contributes to the evolution of this key international gateway. Originally established in 1606, the Port of Dover is Europe’s busiest 24/7 roll-on-roll-off ferry port and handles trade goods to the value of £119bn annually.

The construction stage includes the design and build of two new berths including quay walls and land reclamation, a new marina pier, the marina curve, navigation channel and new lock gates, bascule bridge and capital dredging works.

Working in collaboration with the joint venture and consulting engineer Ramboll, ITM provided key value engineering to the monitoring package. By revising the pile monitoring instrumentation to a wireless system, ITM enhanced the health, safety, environmental and accuracy deliverables of the scheme.

The initial I&M works will see the installation of in-place inclinometers within the Listed Prince of Wales Pier as well as surface-mounted and submersible tilt meters with co-located prisms on the top of marine piles and existing port assets.

Data delivery will be through ITM Monitoring’s own Calyx online data visualisation system, providing automated alerts and collated monitoring information 24/7 during the ongoing works.