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Author Topic: Repairs to the Dock Gates, Wellington Dock, November 2011  (Read 11339 times)

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Offline DaveTheTrain

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Re: Repairs to the Dock Gates, Wellington Dock, November 2011
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2011, 21:48:52 »
Nice pictures guys, any chance of a pic of them laying it on the floor (assuming they did)?  For the engineers that is the interesting bit as the CofG shifts alarmingly quickly.
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Re: Repairs to the Dock Gates, Wellington Dock, November 2011
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2011, 21:45:45 »
Nice additions Helcion, I wonder when that gate last saw dry air?
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Re: Repairs to the Dock Gates, Wellington Dock, November 2011
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2011, 21:27:06 »
Islesy    -

Damn, missed it !     Thought they were doing the lift on Tuesday.

Excellent sequence of photos  -  thanks for posting.

Here’s a few views of preparatory work on 18/11.

Thinks  -  Sue’s Seafood Stall, a few yards away at the shore end of the Prince of Wales Pier, ought to be OK for mussels for a while . . . .

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Repairs to the Dock Gates, Wellington Dock, November 2011
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2011, 15:47:13 »
The landward side dock gate was lifted out of it's housing by Ainscough's today prior to repairs being carried out on the seals which have been damaged and are leaking. The seaward gate will also be repaired, but in situ.

Mike Krayenbrink, director of port development at the Port of Dover, has been reported as saying:
"We will be working closely with the Environment Agency to ensure that impacts of the work on the River Dour which flows into the Wellington Dock, including on fish migration, are properly considered and addressed. The Wellington Dock becomes a repository for rubbish which is dropped upstream into the River Dour and works its way to the harbour."

While the dock is drained, workmen will also clear rubbish that has accumulated and some other additional work will be carried out, such as dredging and archeological dock wall surveys, in order to make the most of a very rare occasion that the dock is drained.

Mr Krayenbrink added: "These are essential works that are being undertaken at the earliest opportunity in order to maintain and protect the marina for our yachting community and as a valued community asset."



























This shows the damage to the seals along the bottom of the gate




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