ABP Crane rail replacement

Spencer Group were awarded the contract to replace the existing crane rails at the Queen Elizabeth Dock in Hull on behalf of ABP. This scheme was part of a £15m investment in the Hull Container Terminal to upgrade facilities, and was the third contract awarded to Spencer Group as part of this programme of works.

Key Project Details

Client Associated British Ports
Duration 20 weeks
Location Queen Elizabeth Dock, Hull

Project Scope

Spencer Group were contracted to renew the existing crane rails at the Hull Container Terminal, in preparation for the arrival of two new Liebherr gantry cranes worth £10million. This 20-week project involved the removal of the existing concrete and grout, in addition to the removal of the existing crane rails. The replacement 113A rails were then installed and associated civils works for the rail surroundings were carried out. This work was as to accommodate the new Liebherr gantry cranes and wheel mechanisms, and was carried out adjacent the quayside dock.

The project involved

Installation of new 113A rails
Port remained 100% operational


Spencer Group were awarded this contract following our success on two previous contracts for which we were highly commended by the client, Associated British Ports. The main challenge faced during the programme was working adjacent to the quay edge and port handling facilities. Spencer Group worked closely with Associated British Ports to programme works around the docking and unloading of ship containers, in order to keep the port 100% operational throughout the contract. As a result, the works were conducted in two phases to allow the container terminal to operate at all times.

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The project involved

Installation of 2 gantry cranes