Graham to develop multimillion-pound London port
Northern Ireland's largest construction company, Graham, has been appointed to deliver a new multimillion-pound port terminal in London.
The contract involves developing the former Tilbury Power Station on the north bank of the River Thames. The 'Tilbury2' project was granted development consent from the Secretary of State for Transport last week.
The Forth Ports Group, which owns the port, said it expects construction to begin immediately. It said Tilbury2 will be the UK's largest unaccompanied freight ferry port.
Michael Graham, Graham's executive chairman, said: "The Tilbury2 project is a complex scheme that will facilitate the expansion of the Port of Tilbury and support its continued local, regional and national economic growth.
"We look forward to working collaboratively with Port of Tilbury and stakeholders to deliver this transformational scheme."
Last year the Hillsborough-based group reported a 36% jump in sales to £767.6m for the 12 months to March, 31 2018.
Its recent Northern Ireland projects include the £53m Grand Central Hotel in Belfast city centre.
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Charles Hammond, chief executive of the Forth Ports Group, said: "Tilbury2 is a significant project for our business and our customers.
"We are very pleased to have the expertise of Graham to help us create this new port for London and the south east.
"Graham are experts in what they do and have demonstrated this in their recent maritime projects in Hull, Grimsby and Folkestone," he added.