Replacement of the West Berth Roll On, Roll Off ('Ro-Ro') ramp in St. Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands. A major infrastructure project for the Island, the ramp handles vessels for passenger and logistics services to and from the UK and Europe. All passengers with vehicles and a large volume of freight pass through the East and West berths. This project was for the total replacement of the West berth.
To avoid summer shipping schedules, the works were undertaken between November 2013 and March 2014. The quay wall required additional strengthening to resist additional load and stresses of the new ramp on the restraint pile, this can be seen in the concrete works in the time-lapse sequences. Dredging of the area was required to accommodate the larger draft and width of the new Ro-Ro tank.
The ramp was manufactured by specialist contractors Ravestein B.V. in Holland during 2013, and towed by tug to St. Helier immediately prior to installation.
The Project Team:
Client: Port of Jersey
Project Manager & Design Engineers: Arup Rothwell (London & Jersey)
Cost Consultants: Colin Smith Partnership (Jersey)
Main Contractor: Ravestein B.V. (Deest, Holland)
Concrete and Quay Wall Works: Geomarine (Jersey)
All photography GoPro Hero3. Aerial sequences by DJI Phantom and Zenmuse H3-2D gimbal.