Dover Harbour Board is now accepting tenders for the redevelopment project

Dover Harbour Board has pledged a budget of up to £120 million for the redevelopment of Europe’s busiest port.

Companies have been invited to submit tenders for the project, which could see the creation of a new marina, in addition to the new cargo terminal.

It is anticipated that up to 600 jobs will be created and a further 140 safeguarded as a result.

Speaking about the decision yesterday (30 September), Tim Waggott, chief executive of Port of Dover, said: “The message today is that we are 100% for Dover, we are putting our money where our mouth is.”

The project, which would represent the largest-ever single investment in the Port of Dover, was submitted to the government in June and was subject to a public consultation in July.

The existing Dover Marina is part of the TransEurope network and features 400 berths and lift-out services.

Port of Dover has said that developing the new marina should be an early step of any approved project.

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