The port has recently just completed the largest single development project it has ever undertaken. Tom Roe’s Point Terminal is a major new container and general cargo facility at Drogheda Port developed to address the ports expanding customer base. The project was part financed by the European Regional Development Fund.
The Terminal covers a 14-acre site and became operational last year. Over €30 million has been spent on the terminal to date and includes 2 acres of modern paper warehousing, 2 Fantuzzi reach stackers and 2 new Liebherr LHM 250 mobile port cranes with 64 tonne container capacity. The ports approach channel has been dredged to accommodate vessels up to 6.5 metre draft and 120m in length.
Specifics of the development
* 2 Deepwater berths to accommodate vessels up to 120m in length
* Deepwater pocket to allow vessels to remain afloat at all stages of the tide.
* Accommodate vessels up to 6,000 tonnes dwt.
* New 90,000 sq. ft warehouse specifically designed for the storage of paper
* 4 acres of open storage
* Secure site with CCTV
* Clear of residential development and congestion.
* Soon to have a direct link onto the M1 motorway
Drogheda Port Company intends to expand its facility at Tom Roes Point Terminal with an immediate extension to its storage and paving area. The project which will commence in January 2005 is part funded under the Seaports measure of the Local Infrastructure Sub Programme, Border Midland and Western regional operational Programme, National Development Plan 2000-2006. The project will cost approx. €1.3 million.
A further investment of €1.2 million will be made in September 2005 part funded under the European Union INTERREG IIIA Programme Ireland/Northern Ireland 2000-2006 with the introduction of a Vessel Traffic Management System (VTMS). The main aim of the proposed system will be to improve the navigational system for commercial shipping and pleasure craft and to provide continuous coastal surveillance for the entire port area. In addition the introduction of this equipment to Drogheda Port will considerably improve safety of navigation and will help to protect the environment and minimise the risk of accident. A new 2,300m2 warehouse facility will be constructed at the extended Tom Roes Point facility during 2005 at a total investment cost of €500,000 to cater for new specialised timber products.