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New lock pontoons installed

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Premier has completed the installation of the new south side lock pontoon in partnership with Walcon Marine. This work was carried out in early April and saw the replacement of the old south side pontoon to match the new north side lock pontoon. The new pontoon has been fitted with new lines, like the new north side lock pontoon, which provides a more pleasant and user friendly experience when transitioning through the lock.

This work follows on from the lock shutdown earlier in the year which saw the replacement of the north side lock pontoon and pre-emptive maintenance carried out to ensure the lock is in good working order for the new season. This included hydraulic and welding works. The Port Solent lock will be shut for a short period in early 2020 for similar maintenance works which will include replacing the inner Rams.

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