The Port of Immingham is the UK’s largest port by tonnage, handling up to 55 million tonnes, including nearly 20 million tonnes of oil and 10 million tonnes of coal.
Associated British Ports (ABP) wanted to increase the capacity of their Humber International Terminal (HIT) at Immingham by constructing a new biomass bunker and providing a new run round loop with a turnback facility.
GRAHAM Construction was appointed to undertake the design and construction of a major new facility for importing, storing, and onward transfer of renewable fuels (wood pellets).
The port was already the UK’s largest handler of dry bulk cargo, and the development of the Immingham Renewable Fuels Terminal (IRFT) has put Immingham at the forefront of the developing supply chain in renewable power generation from biomass. The 11.5-acre facility will be a fully automated bulk-handling terminal that will handle biomass for the region’s power generating industry.
The terminal has the capability of handling around three million tonnes each year, and is able to store up to 100,000 tonnes of wood pellets. TICS was awarded the contract to design, install, test and commission the signalling requirements to facilitate this expansion.
The signalling works comprise the following:
Points building works were completed on site and the main commissioning took place in early 2015.