22 July 2010

Shoreham Port have been busy following their 250th Open Day celebrations. Early last Wednesday morning Shoreham Port staff worked with the contractors, Land and Marine to oversee the safe arrival of four polyethylene long-sea outfall pipes which will be joined together to form one long pipe with an overall length of 1850 metres.

The pipes were pulled through from the outer harbour into the canal just to the South of the Prince Philip Lock by three tugs. The pipes which had been towed from Norway, are expected to be floated out in mid to late August, once concrete collars have been fitted and the pipes joined together.

The completed structure, weighing a total of nearly 3,500 tonnes, will form a long-sea outfall from the new sewage works at Friar's Bay East of Brighton. Once in position,the end plugs will be removed and the pipe sunk carefully onto the seabed.

Daniel Rees, Marine Superintendent heading the Project, says "The pipes were safely towed into Shoreham Port and I would like to thank all those involved for a smooth an efficient operation".

Rodney Lunn, Chief Executive commented "We are delighted that Land and Marine chose Shoreham Port as the location to handle and construct the pipeline. Our staff are working closely with Land and Marine to ensure that the Port remains fully operational, while this exciting project takes shape".

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