Grain Export Terminal, Alexandra Dock

Kings Lynn has been a port town for many centuries, with longstanding trading links forged with North European countries and the Baltic States. It has a reputation for providing a flexible and professional service, regarding the specialist agricultural commodities originating from the region.

The 25,000 tonne Alexandra Silo complex, developed in conjunction with the client, represents a £3.8 million investment for Associated British Ports. It’s a ‘state of the art’ facility designed to answer to the need for a dockside facility capable of receiving “as grown” crops to be dried, processed, stored and then out loaded to either the sea or the road.

Scope of Work

Design and contract management of the new 25,000 tonne Alexandra Silo complex, including:

  • Site survey, study & generation of project solution
  • Detail layout and supporting engineering drawings
  • Close interface & management of the civil engineer contractor
  • Procurement, manufacture & installation of all storage, plant & equipment
  • Overall project management & programme control to ensure deadline achieved
  • Commissioning, Customer handover and operator training, service support

Benefit of Investment

The production of malting barley has long been a significant aspect of East Anglian agriculture. The Grain Terminal has been designed with an ability to meet the exacting commodity requirements of customers in the brewing, distilling and food industries, both in the UK and in Europe.

Associated British Ports,
St Ann’s Fort,
Kings Lynn,
PE30 2EU


  • Associated British Ports (ABP) selected T H WHITE Projects as the main contractor in 1999 to design and construct the 25,000 tonne Cereal Processing and Storage Facility at the Alexandra Dock at the Port of King's Lynn. The contract was professionally managed, within budget and commissioned to programme. The facility has proven to be a beneficial asset for ABP and we have been given excellent service and support by T H WHITE Projects since it became operational in 2000.

    Peter Beckett, Engineering Manager, East Anglia & South West

  • This was a typical industrial grain processing & storage application for T H WHITE Projects with close customer contact & involvement throughout the programme, ensuring expectations were met both in design and in the overall operational capabilities of the Grain Terminal.

    Andrew Workman, Head of Business Development

    In summary

    Servicing both the present and the future in the resulting design solution is what T H WHITE Projects do best! The critical need to future-proof is key for the project’s survival and long-term success. The Grain Terminal will answer to the current and impending needs of the famous Kings Lynn Alexandra Dock – and we have designed, managed and built it to be that way.

    Andrew Workman – Head of Business Development

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