Hoist dock for Hamble

HYS has a new travel hoist dock courtesy of Walcon Marine HYS has a new travel hoist dock courtesy of Walcon Marine

Walcon Marine has completed the replacement of a 80 tonne capacity travel hoist dock at Hamble Yacht Services (HYS) on the south coast of the UK.

The project required the demolition and removal of the old dock, the driving of new piles and the fabrication and installation of new steel runway beams followed by extensive concrete works.

“We are very pleased with this project,” said James Walters, managing director, Walcon. “Bertie Bickett and his team at HYS could not have been more helpful and Tony Mayhew at civil engineering consultants Mayhew Callum Ltd provided valuable support to both sides.”

The specifications included a total of 23 steel piles, each 16 metres in length and 610 mm in diameter, being driven. During the works, 50m³ of concrete was poured both into the runways and ashore.

Projects of this type always bring with them challenges. A number of the old piles put up more resistance to extraction and the interface between the shore and marine works required careful management to ensure that each did not impede the other.

However, Walcon’s experienced team rose to the challenge making sure things were managed smoothly and keeping the project running on time.

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