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OUR 50 ACRE SITE ON THE RIVER TEES

The Port Clarence Yard is situated on the North East Coast of England, on the North Bank of the River Tees, upstream and adjacent to the Transporter Bridge, at Middlesbrough. National Grid Reference NZ 501215. It is the main facility that Wilton Engineering and Universal Coatings operate from and is certainly one of the largest riverside facilities in the UK. The site encompasses over fifty acres of land with three load out quays and also a slipway for launching directly into the River Tees.

The Port Clarence facilities were extensively improved in 1980 with the addition of four Module Assembly Halls, each 64.5m x 33m x 20.8m to underside of cranes and 23.8m to underside of the door portals. Each Hall is equipped with 2 No. 30T Electric Overhead Travelling Cranes. Full height doors in the river end gables allow movement of Modules onto the Fit-out apron and to the Load-out Quays.

SITE CAPABILITIES

SUBSEA SERVICES SPECIFICATION
Approximate Total Surface Area of Facilities 54 acres
Approximate Total External Storage Area 30 acres
Approximate Total External Construction adjacent to Quays 20000 m2
Approximate Total Surface Area of Covered Facilities 20000 m2
Security Arrangements 24hr Guarded
First Aid Arrangements Full time site nurse with medical centre
Covered & Office Facilities Sufficient office space for 3 major project teams
Building Bay Dimensions Each of the 4 main halls is 64.5m long x 33m wide x 23m high under crane beam
Internal Cranes  Each Fabrication Hall has 2 no 30 Tonne Overhead Cranes with 21m under hook
Length of Waterfront  200m Main Quay and 54m Angle Quay

QUAYS

Load-out Quays serve the full river frontage of the four Assembly Halls and the mooring Facility extends to the downstream boundary of the site, giving a total berth length of 235m.

QUAY LENGTH MINIMUM WATER DEPTH AT BERTH (LAT)
Main Quay 220m 3.7m
Angled Quay 50mm 4.8m
West Quay 165m 4.2m
DISTANCE TO WATER 15km to Tees Fairway Buoy
MINIMUM WATER DEPTH IN CHANNEL TO OPEN WATER (LAT) 5.1m
WIDTH RESTRICTION TO OPEN WATER 155m
HEIGHT RESTRICTION TO OPEN WATER  Transporter Bridge 48.8m MHWS. Lackenby / Blyth power lines 60.8m MHWS

FACILITY DIMENSIONS (M) DOOR SIZE (M) Overhead cranes No Capacity
Brick Store Building 71 x 29 3.5 x 4.5 0
Angled Quay 64 x 18 x 7.6 17 x 5.5 2 10T
Rubb Shelter 50 x 27.5 21 x 9.5
Paint Shop 145 x 29 8.9 28 x 5.5 3 10T
Pre-Fab Shop 61 x 18 10
Construction Hall no.1 64.5 x 33 x 23 (to Crane Rail) Load Bearing 40 T/m2 33 x 24 2 30T
Construction Hall no.2 64.5 x 33 x 23 (to Crane Rail) Load Bearing 40 T/m2 33 x 24 2 30T
Construction Hall no.3 64.5 x 33 x 23 (to Crane Rail) Load Bearing 40 T/m2 33 x 24 2 30T
Construction Hall no.4 64.5 x 33 x 23 (to Crane Rail) Load Bearing 40 T/m2 33 x 24 2  30T
Stores  –  –  –  –
Cut & Prep Shop  62 x 19  –  1  16T
Mega Door Fab Shop 61 x 13  –  1  5T
Clean Shop  –  –  1  5T

LOADOUT CAPABILITIES

The facility has a long and successful track record of producing and loading out many large fabrications, the first of which was the famous Thames Barrier manufactured in 1974 which has kept London safe from flooding for many years.

Two of the main quays have barge Roll on Roll off capability with capacity of 20,000Te over each quay, whilst specific static and mobile cranes can be used for offloading direct from vessels.

Historically the base was utilised to construct many large modular topsides for the UK/Norwegian sectors. Over 300,000 tonnes of topsides were executed and delivered from the facility.

All movements, temporary works, lifts and load-out activities are supported by our in-house engineering department consisting of Professional Engineers and Appointed Persons (AP).

Such engineering support activities have in some instances extended to running a continuous structural analysis to assess the suitably of the incomplete fabrication for movement and introducing temporary works as appropriate.

A selection of recent large load-outs;

Project Scope
Conoco Britannia 2500Te Compression Module
IHC – Saipem FDS II 2500Te J Lay Tower
IHC – Technip 800Te J Lay Tower
Total 2 x 150mtr long caissons
Talisman 65mtr Offshore Link Bridge and 90mtr Flare
Saipem – Statoil 2/4S Decomm 600te Lift Frame Structure
Heerema 2 x 80mtr Offshore Link Bridges
SLP 80mtr high Southern Sector jacket structure
Various clients  Subsea structures, 50 te to 400te