Waterman appointed on Peel Ports Group Framework

We are delighted to have secured a place on the Peel Ports Framework. Running for up to eight years, the appointment will see our team providing engineering and environmental consultancy services in support of key infrastructure projects and feasibility work across all of Peel Group’s projects and engineering operations.

Peel Ports owns and operates six of the UK’s most important ports, as well as a container terminal in Dublin, handling 65 million tonnes of cargo every year. They are committed to continuing to improve their customer offering as well as supporting and enhancing their commitment to becoming carbon neutral by 2040. Peel Ports is part of the Peel Group, one of the UK’s foremost privately-owned investment enterprises.

Notable projects delivered through the consultancy framework include the new Gladstone passage outer lock gates at the Port of Liverpool, and the development platform for a 22,524 sqm rail-linked multi- user warehouse, which is set to launch as a new Bulk and Steel facility in 2024. These two projects alone equate to a £35m investment, whilst throughout the last ten years Peel Ports has invested over £1bn on sustainable infrastructure projects, with a further £200m planned in the next twelve months.

Commenting on the new framework, 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 business 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.”

Andrew Ferguson, Waterman’s Managing Director for Infrastructure and Environment, commented: “Investment in our ports infrastructure will play a vital role in helping the UK develop new trading opportunities. We look forward to working in partnership with Peel Ports Group to help deliver their programme of sustainable infrastructure projects and support their journey to Net Zero.”