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Shoreham Port awarded £500k to transform the Dry Dock into a modern maintenance facility 

Defra has awarded £532,912.86 to transform the Dry Dock at Shoreham Port into a modern facility to provide essential maintenance services to the local fishing fleet for future generations. When the project has been completed, Shoreham Port will be able to complete repairs so that vessels do not have to travel to Scotland or the Netherlands, reducing maintenance time and loss of earnings as a result

The project will:

  • Reduce maintenance time for the fishing fleet in Shoreham.
  • Increase the safety and environmental performance of the Dry Dock by removing or replacing end-of-life assets and undertaking repairs. This will improve safety and ensure the Dry Dock is accessible for vessel crews, owners and their contractors.
  • Create a total power efficiency saving of 65%.

Tom Willis, Chief Executive at Shoreham Port, said: “We are delighted our application to redevelop the Dry Dock at Shoreham Port has been successful. An essential facility for vessel owners, it is one of the few dry docks remaining in the south of England and is part of our proud history, serving users since the 1930s.”

“When engaging with the fishing community, investment in improving Dry Dock capability is consistently highlighted as a priority. The redeveloped Dock will offer excellent dry maintenance facilities for vessels up to 50m in length, with workshop access and quayside space. Commencing shortly, the project will be completed by early next summer”.

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