Peel Ports has developed a partnership programme and secured long-term agreements with a number of leading consultants to support vital projects across its operations.
A range of companies have been selected for the expertise and will support the delivery of the port operator’s capital investment programme for up to eight years.
The programme partners include: Ramboll, Jacobs, Turner & Townsend, Currie & Brown UK, HaskoningDHV, Pell Frischmann, Tetra Tech, Tony Gee and Partners, Waterman Infrastructure & Environment and Arch Henderson.
The framework will cover specialist consultancy services, project management, and quantity surveying to support key infrastructure projects and feasibility work across all group projects and engineering operations.
The move will support Peel Ports in continuing to improve its offering for customers as well as support and enhance its commitment towards becoming carbon neutral by 2040.
The framework agreements come soon after Peel Ports Group was recognised with the Clean Maritime Operator award from Maritime UK, as well as becoming the first UK port operator to achieve Partner status with the Supply Chain Sustainability School.
Projects such as the delivery of the new Gladstone passage outer lock gates at the Port of Liverpool and the development of a 22,524 square metre rail-linked multi user warehouse, which is set to launch as a new Bulk and Steel facility in 2024, are typical of the future works the consultancy framework will be engaged on.
These two projects alone equate to a £35m investment, whilst throughout the last ten years Peel Ports has invested over £1.2bn on sustainable infrastructure projects, with a further £0.6bn planned in the near term.
Lewis McIntyre, MD Port Services at Peel Ports, said: “I’m delighted to be able to announce the award of these strategically important agreements, which will benefit both our customers and the wider ecosystem over the years to come.
“It will allow us to improve our infrastructure across our port estate, while seeking the best innovation and sustainable solutions which will benefit the entire supply chain.
“The expertise these companies bring will be vital for our business going forward, and we look forward to growing those partnerships in the coming months.”