LAMBETH & VAUXHALL BRIDGES
SUPPORT FOR BAM NUTTALL’S LAMBETH & VAUXHALL BRIDGES INSPECTION PROJECT
Thamescraft were contracted by BAM Nuttall, for their 3rd project in as many years, to provide them with marine support for their inspection works on Lambeth and Vauxhall road bridges (crossing the River Thames), on behalf of Transport For London (TFL). Thamescraft offered a one stop shop for BAM, as we are the only provider of commercial work boats and barges with its own loading facility in London, not only reducing cost, but also offering flexibility for loading and storage of equipment.
Our flat top pontoon “Buffle” was utilised as a work platform for up to 20 engineers a day. We used our Multi-cat “Devour” to load various equipment including two 20ton MEWP’s and a 5ton office/welfare unit which was delivered to our yard in Greenwich.
Our tug “Devious” was used to manoeuvre the barge on site, along with our workboat “Devoted” which stood by as safety boat. The project lasted 8 weeks, the majority of which was 24 hour a day support.