LGPL – London Gateway Port Development – UK - Project Profile

LGPL – London Gateway Port Development – UK - Project Profile


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London Gateway Port Ltd (LGPL), a subsidiary of DP World, is undertaking the construction of London Gateway Port development project in England, the UK.

The project involves the construction of a port comprising six berths with a capacity of 3.5m TEU (twenty foot equivalent container units) terminal and is being executed in phases.

The first phase includes the construction of three deep water berths, a marine civil infrastructure and a 860,000m2 logistics park.

In May 2007, the project received approval from the government. Mott MacDonald Group Ltd, Kalmar Global and Navis LLC have been appointed as the technical advisor for the project.

PT McWilliams Ltd has been appointed as the contractor for earthworks and scope of contract involves excavation, haulage and placement of circa 4.0 million m3 of dredged material coming from the north shore of the River Thames.

Cullen Grummitt & Roe has been appointed as principal designer while RPS Architects and Civil and Structural Engineers appointed as design contractor for the logistics center.

On August 20, 2008, a joint venture of Laing O’Rourke plc and Dredging International was appointed as the construction contractor for the first phase with project value of US$650 million.

In January 2010, the construction activities on the first phase commenced.

In November 2013, construction works on the first berth of the first phase completed.

In May 2014, construction works on the second berth of the first phase completed.

VolkerFitzpatrick has been appointed as the electrical and civil sub-contractor and ZPMC as supply contractor for four new quay cranes for the third berth.

In January 2015, civil works commenced on third berth.

In July 2015, the construction works on distribution center was completed.

LGR and PPF have invested US$283 million and US$170 million respectively, in senior debt for the project over a 30 year loan term, managed by LGIM Real Assets. Two additional investors provided a further US$203 million of debt. The loan was arranged by Citi, on behalf of London Gateway’s owner and developer DP World.

Construction work on the third berth of the first phase is underway. After the completion of first phase, LGPL will assess market demand before going ahead with the construction of fourth, fifth and sixth berths.

On December 20, 2016, construction commenced on Phase Two of the DP World London Gateway Logistics Centre.

Designing activities are underway on the second phase.

An off-dock empty container storage yard will be opened up on Berth 7 and slated to be operational by first quarter of 2018.


The project involves the development of a sea container port comprising six berths with a capacity of 3.5 million TEU in England, the UK.

The US$2,450 million project includes the following:

1. Construction of three deep water berths in phase I

2. Construction of a 860,000m2 logistics park

3. Construction of coastal feeder facilities

4. Construction of rail and rapid access facilities

5. Construction of empty container storage yard

6. Construction of a distribution park on 883,000m2 area

7. Construction of a 700m long container quay

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