Pembroke Dock Ferry Terminal - Spencer Group

Pembroke Dock Ferry Terminal

Executive summary

The upgrade of an existing roll-on/roll-off facility to double the available capacity by providing both upper and lower access to ferries.

Facts and figures

  • •  Design and build
  • •  Working in an operational environment

Key disciplines

  • Temporary and permanent works
  • Civil
  • Structural
  • RO/RO Facilities

Providing an innovative marine facility

Spencer delivered an innovative project at Pembroke, West Wales, for the local Port Authority, expanding an existing RoRo (Roll-on/Roll-off) facility.

The work included a five span fixed jetty, a 60m long linkspan bridge, together with the creation of an upper level on an existing concrete pontoon. In addition, the fixed upper deck had 11 independently operated finger flaps installed to ‘grip’ the edge of the boat when it has docked.

Upgrading essential facilities

The ferry terminal was upgraded from a single deck to a double deck arrangement. This involved in the design, manufacture, installation and commissioning of a new hydraulic system to operate the additional cylinders on the upper deck finger flaps, as well as replacing the existing hydraulic system which operated the lower deck. The new equipment had to be installed and commissioned whilst maintaining the full operation of the lower deck to allow ferries to dock at twelve-hour intervals