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London Gateway super-cranes loom over the horizon
7:00am Monday 18th March 2013 in Local News
GAZING across the south Essex landscape, giant super-cranes loom over the horizon like a famous landmark.
Our photographer captured this image from One Tree Hill, in Corringham, showing the rapidly changing shape of the UK’s first deep-sea container super-port and Europe’s largest logistics park.
The £1.5billion London Gateway will create more than 12,000 new jobs and is being built by Dubai-owned DP World.
The development currently boasts three of the world’s largest semi-automatic quay cranes, which stand at 138m tall, taller than the London Eye and weigh 2,000 tonnes each.
Brandon Lewis MP, department for communities and local government minister, visited the site this week to see how building work is progressing.
During his visit, Mr Lewis saw the vast scale of the project for himself and watched the quay cranes being moved into position for commissioning and testing.
He said: “It has been great to visit London Gateway and see first-hand the sheer size of this piece of infrastructure investment and to hear more about how it is helping to boost the UK economy.
“This project is a great example of how business, the Government and local communities can work together to successfully bring a complex project to fruition, through maintaining a strong dialogue right from the planning stages through to completion.”
Jobs are available now and advertised at www.londongateway.com/careers
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