Friday, 24 June 2016

Boathouse update - Slipway works progressing well

Over the last few weeks the slipway work has been moving on well. All the large piles are now in place and the first of the smaller piles to hold the toe of the slipway have been installed.
Ashore the contractors have been assembling the slipway sections and lowering them in to place. Very quickly the slipway has started to take shape. Its nowhere near finished but you get a good idea of how its going to look. The angle of the slipway is the same as it was for our Mersey but the shape of the slipway is very different to match the underwater profile of the Shannon.
Work on the boathouse is coming on well too. Electricians are busily working away as are carpenters, plasterers and window fitters.
The photos above are from the crew room above the ILB shed.

Thursday, 9 June 2016

Boathouse update - The barge has arrived

A rather misty start to the day today. The barge and tugs appeared out of the mist just after 11am and the barge was soon pushed in to position.
Once in position it was jacked up clear of the water and the walkway rigged to the shore.
Piling should now start on Monday if all goes to plan.

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Boathouse update - Slipway construction starts Monday

The scene at Peveril Point is going to change somewhat on Monday when the large jack up barge arrives to start the installation of our slipway.

The first job is to install the piles that will support the main body of the slipway. Once that is done the precast concrete cross beams will be installed. After that the steel slipway is lowered in to place and secured.

Here's a note from our builders:

The installation of the piles is unfortunately a noisy activity as it involves driving the tubes into the ground with a large hammer. As such, this activity will be limited to 5:00pm during the week, 1:00pm on Saturday and no pile driving on Sunday.

We hope to install two piles per day, so all being well, the piling works will be completed within the first two weeks of the marine activities. We estimate that it will take around an hour and a half to drive each pile and will be trying to keep these works to the middle of the day.

The jack up barge will be used for all the slipway works so will be on site until around mid-August.

We’ll keep you posted on how its going.