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Port invites construction firms to 'get involved' in Western Docks revival project

The Port of Dover has invited tenders for construction companies to get involved in the Dover Western Docks revival project.

The project has been described as “one of the most exciting development opportunities in the region.”

The investment is said to be the largest single investment that has ever been made by the board in Dover and in the port.

A digitalised view of the Western Docks
A digitalised view of the Western Docks

Chairman, George Jenkins, said: “The positive decision is a bold one that demonstrates the board’s commitment to deliver for Dover.

“It is far sighted and reflects the shared vision that has been created by the port, together with its customers and community to create long term prosperity for Dover and for the nation.”

Chief executive, Tim Waggott added: “I am absolutely thrilled by this decision. It represents a further investment of up to £120 million in Dover and the employment prospects of current and future generations of local people over the next few years. The message today is that we are 100% for Dover, we are putting our money where our mouth is and we very much hope that this will give others the confidence to do the same.

“The studies have been done and the conversations have been had with our customers, with our community and with our staff. Now it is time for action. Now it is time to deliver for Dover.”

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