Third Dry Dock Open for Business

No 3 dry dock is now in full operation following extensive refurbishment after 30 years of being laid up as a dry dock facility. The work has been carried out over the past 2 years whereby the dock entrance was fully dredged allowing both gates to be brought back into operational after extensive steel repairs and new seal arrangements were fitted to the sealing cill. Once watertight, this allowed the gates to be closed and sealed and over 3000 tonnes of concrete, which sealed the dock from the river, was removed over a period of 16 weeks. Other works included removing and refurbishing the main dock flooding valves, The installation of a thruster pit for drop down and Azimuth type thrusters, extensive repairs to the dock walls and main drainage culverts and upgrades to the pump room took place.