Machinery is now on site. Credit: TVCA

ZTL starts second watercourse phase at Teesworks

With the first phase of the 1.9km South Bank Watercourse complete, the local contractor has machinery on site to tackle the next stage.

The system will initially help manage the large volumes of water draining from the 90-acre SeAH Wind Ltd turbine monopile manufacturing facility.

The scheme will also create a new home for aquatic wildlife. An inter-tidal salt marsh habitat will become part of the project in the third phase of the scheme.

ZTL is part of the Applebridge construction group, which has now won a three-year reactive maintenance contract on Teesworks.

ZTL Contracting, which is based in Middlesbrough and Wakefield, previously won work on the Teesworks site, creating a 150,000-tonne platform for the South Bank Quay project on behalf of main contractor Graham.

Martin Corney, chief executive of Teesworks, said: “As we have for many months, we’re really seeing progress on projects taking shape across the Teesworks site – with the South Bank Quay build nearing completion, and remediation of land continuing at pace.

“It’s always a great pleasure for us to have local contractors working at Teesworks – and ZTL and the Applebridge Family are no exception. This watercourse is important for keeping water moving through to the Tees, and I’m pleased to see Teesside firms taking on the job.”

The work to realign Holme Beck and Knitting Wife Beck is creating around 3.5km of new surface water channels.

The final phase of the project will see a new inter-tidal area designed to gather tidal sediment which, over time, will create around two acres of salt marsh habitat.

Wayne Morris, commercial director at ZTL Contracting, said: “Being part of this monumental project at Teesworks is a source of immense pride for ZTL Contracting and the Applebridge Family.

“We are committed to contributing our local expertise in creating a sustainable infrastructure that not only benefits the Teesworks site but also supports the growth of the local community.

“It’s an honour to be entrusted with the responsibility of the installation of this vital watercourse, ensuring the efficient water management of the wider Teesworks scheme for years to come.”

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