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West Bank Terminal Swing Mooring, Ipswich

Client: ABP
Value: £290,000

Jackson recently installed a swing mooring at the West Bank Terminal at Ipswich Docks.

The mooring will allow large Ro-Ro vessels to turn around, ready to leave the port, without the help of tug boats.

The mooring will ensure that the 152m long vessel ‘Capucine’ which is scheduled to dock at Ipswich five times a week from Rotterdam, maintains clearance of vessels moored on the East bank. The new mooring works by keeping the stern of the vessel close to the quayside allowing it to pivot round safely in the narrow channel.

The ‘Capucine’ is one of the largest to use the Port of Ipswich, so the mooring was designed to withstand a working load of 150 tonnes.